Karachi Airport suspends all flights as security academy comes under gunfire attack
Published on Jun 10, 2014 4:32 PM
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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