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Karachi Airport suspends all flights as security academy comes under gunfire attack

Published on Jun 10, 2014 4:32 PM
 
A view of the damaged premises of a cold-storage cargo facility at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 10, 2014, following the early June 9 attack by militants on the airport. A security academy at Karachi's Airport came under attack on Tuesday, leading to a suspension of all flights in and out of the airport, less than 48 hours after an all-night siege by Taleban gunmen at Pakistan's busiest airport that killed more than 30 people. -- PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A security academy at Karachi's Airport came under attack on Tuesday, leading to a suspension of all flights in and out of the airport, less than 48 hours after an all-night siege by Taleban gunmen at Pakistan's busiest airport that killed more than 30 people. "The ASF academy is under attack. There is gunfire. The extent of the damage is not clear," a senior official at the Federal Investigation Agency said.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the latest attack. A Reuters correspondent near the airport of Pakistan's commercial capital heard gunfire and saw at least four ambulances rushing to the scene.

Pakistani television reported that three militants had been surrounded by security forces at the academy.

All flights in and out of the sprawling city of 18 million were suspended, an official said.

 
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