TTP claims attack on ASF hostel in Karachi

TTP has claim responsibility for attack, militants manage to flee the scene.


Express News screengrab of ASF personnel taking position after the fresh attack near Karachi airport.

KARACHI: Around three to four gunmen mounted a fresh attack on a security check post outside the airport a day after 37 people were killed after an all-night battle on Monday with militants who besieged Karachi airport’s old terminal, Express News reported.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for both attacks.

No casualties were reported in the latest incident.

In the earlier attack, at least 37 people, including 10 terrorists, were reported dead in what is the first large-scale terrorist attack at the country’s largest airport in years.

According to reports, 12 ASF personnel, one each of the police, Rangers and Shaheen Air International are among the deceased. The dead also include eight people who were trapped inside a private company’s cargo office and found dead 28 hours after rescue operations had started. Twenty-six others were also injured in the first assault.



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Senior police and Rangers officials say that the media has created panic. The police also say that there are reports of firing but no one has been injured - not members of the ASF or the police.

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June 10, 2:43pm

Khorasani has now confirmed that the TTP have claimed responsibility.

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June 10, 2:34pm

Speaking about the attackers from the assault on Sunday night, the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar says that their features were not Pakistani nor that of a neighboring country. They were fair, tall and had thin facial hair.

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June 10, 2:30pm

After his initial tweets claiming that a TTP faction had carried out the attacks, Khorasani backtracked on Twitter.

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June 10, 2:17pm

It was not a major incident, terrorists only opened aerial fire: Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon.

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June 10, 2:05pm

According to ASF spokesperson Colonel Tahir Ali, the attackers that managed to flee were on motorcycles.

He adds that they started firing at an ASF ladies hostel first, after which they proceeded to the ASF camp.

The spokesperson also says that police and Rangers reached the site soon after they were informed.

Ali also reveals that the attackers were carrying small weapons but the exact kind could not be ascertained as yet.

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June 10, 1:57pm

There have been contradictory reports coming in about the number of attackers.

According to ASF spokesperson Colonel Tahir Ali, there were two attackers who managed to get away.



Earlier reports had suggested that the total number of attackers is nine.

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June 10, 1:55pm

No casualties were reported in the attack, CAA spokesperson says.

Security has been beefed up at Islamabad and Peshawar airport. and a shoot-on-sight order has been issued at Islamabad airport against suspicious individuals.

Chaudhry Nisar contacts DG Rangers to inquire about the situation.

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June 10, 1:50pm

According to Express News, DG Rangers says the terrorists have managed to flee. The area has been surrounded by security forces and a search operation is underway.

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June 10, 1:46pm

DG Rangers says situation is under control and the operation is complete.

ASF personnel take position on runway, say CAA sources.

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June 10, 1:41pm

Express News now reports that flight operations have resumed.

Because of the security situation, routes to the airport have also been sealed.



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June 10, 1:38pm

There are nine attackers, according to military sources.

DG Rangers is leading to the operation.

Anti-terrorism commandoes are participating in the operation as well, according to IG Sindh.

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June 10, 1:32pm

According to ISPR, security forces have surrounded the attackers.

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June 10, 1:30pm

The Rawalpindi airport has been put on red alert following the attack on the ASF camp.



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June 10, 1:28pm

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) faction claim they have launched another attack on the Airport Security Force Academy in Karachi.

"We again came to the Karachi ASF's academy. God is Great. God is Great. God is Great." spokeperson for a TTP faction, Omar Khorasani writes on his Twitter page.

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June 10, 1:24pm

CAA has asked people to remain calm, assuring that the airport is not under attack.

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June 10, 1:18pm

Three police officers have been injured, Express News reports.

A search operation has started as police officers and Rangers personnel enter Pehlwan Goth. A helicopters is also being used for surveillance.

Flights to Karachi have been diverted to Nawabshah according to Express News.

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June 10, 1:15pm

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is being constantly updated about the situation in Karachi and the fresh attack near the airport.

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June 10, 1:10pm

Express News now reports that the attackers have fled the scene.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered that they be eliminated.

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June 10, 1:08pm

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar was informed about the incident while he was briefing the National Assembly about the previous attack.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi rose from his seat in the middle of the interior minister’s briefing, as did some other parliamentarians, to point out that there was an attack going on.

The interior minister was a little taken aback about the new attack - after hesitating a little, he says that the country was faced with an extremely difficult situation over the last 13 years.



The security forces are trying to find the place where the militants are hiding, they are reportedly hiding in the houses near the camp.

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June 10, 1:01pm

There were earlier reports that ASF personnel brought the situation under control, however, firing is still going on.

The security forces are trying to find the place where the militants are hiding.

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June 10, 12:56pm

ASF personnel have brought the situation under control.

The attackers reportedly tried to destroy planes and flee towards Gulistan-e-Johar.

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June 10, 12:54pm

An exchange of fire is going on between the assailants and the ASF personnel. Gunshots could be heard as Express News correspondent reported the encounter between the attackers and the security forces.

There are at least five militants, according to ASF sources.

Security has been enhanced at the airport as well as nearby areas and flights were diverted to other cities, according to sources in the CAA.

A high contingent of Rangers personnel has also reached the site of the attack.

IG Sindh Iqbal Mehmood says that 1000 police officers have been sent to the site.

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June 10, 12:52pm

An exchange of fire is going on between the assailants and the ASF personnel.



Security has been enhanced at the airport as well as nearby areas.

The number of militants is five, according to ASF sources.

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June 10, 12:44pm

The militants attacked the camp from the Pehlwan Goth side. An exchange of fire is going on between the assailants and the ASF personnel.



Express News screengrab of the side from where the militants mounted a fresh attack near Karachi airport.

According to sources, the flight schedule has been suspended.

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June 10, 12:41pm

Rangers and the police have been summoned to the location.

ASF sources say the attackers arrived at the scene in a car.

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June 10, 12:36pm

Express News is now reporting that militants have attacked the ASF camp, which is located half a kilometer away from the first attack site.



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June 10, 12:24pm

Director General of Civil Aviation Authority tells Express News that eight bodies were found from the cargo office of a private company.

He confirms that they were not found from the cold storage.

He also states that seven of them were workers of the company while one of them was an ASF official.

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June 10, 12:21pm

Speaking to Express News about the seven people who suffocated to death, PTI leader Dr Shireen Mazari demands that those responsible for the negligence be removed from their posts and cases should be registered against them.

Mazari refers to the incident as "criminal neglect and murder" and says that CM Sindh and DG CAA should resign and a second degree murder case should be registered against them.



"The government does not value the life of the common man," she states, adding that if the media had not covered the incident, the CAA would not have known about this.

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June 10, 11:04am

PPP Senator Rehman Malik, while speaking to the media in Karachi, remarks that the Karachi airport attack could have been avoided, adding that it was a total failure of the federal government.



Express News screengrab of PPP Senator Rehman Malik.

He further says that TTP spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid claimed responsibility of the attack shamelessly.

Malik states that everyone needed to work together to take action against terrorists.



The senator adds that Pakistan Peoples Party will take every step to eliminate terrorism.

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June 10, 11:02am

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has strongly condemned the attack at Karachi airport.

"Afghan government believes that continuation of such attacks has proved that our region faces many challenges of insecurity and that we all should understand that using extremism and acts of violence are not in favour of any country," Karzai's office says.

"We believe that our region cannot see peace and stability without fighting terrorism," states the Afghan president.

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June 10, 10:56am

Washington has offered "assistance to the relevant authorities investigating this crime," adds State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf, although she was not aware if the offer had been taken up.

Harf would not comment on the use of air-strikes to quell the insurgency, but says the US and Pakistan both had concerns about counter-terrorism.

"Broadly speaking, we have supported the Pakistani government as they've undertaken counterterrorism efforts because it's a fight we certainly share," she tells reporters.

"The Pakistani government has a responsibility and an obligation to protect its citizens and to take appropriate counterterrorism measures."

Washington had advised the Pakistani authorities to "take civilian life into account," Harf says.

"But... the onus here is on these terrorist groups to lay down their arms, to stop attacking innocent Pakistani and other civilians," Harf adds.

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June 10, 10:31am

The United States offers to aid Pakistan in investigating the deadly seige on Karachi airport.

"The United States condemns the attack on the Karachi airport. And our hearts go out… to the families of the victim," says White House spokesperson Josh Earnest.

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June 10, 10:02am

Sub-Inspector Muhammad Sarwar’s funeral prayers were held in Lahore. His friends and family were in attendance.

Express News screengrab of the sub-inspector’s funeral prayers.

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June 10, 6:15am

Provincial health minister says the bodies are beyond recognition and will be identified with the help of DNA tests.



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The deceased workers were not in cold storage as was reported previously but were in an adjacent room, reports Express News reporter Nasir Butt.

One dead body is of ASF personnel.

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June 10, 5:03am

Dead bodies of seven people trapped inside cold storage have been pulled out after 28 hours,Express News reported.

According to Express News correspondent Zohaib Jiye Ja, all the dead bodies were found in one place. The workers died due to suffocation.

Bodies have been shifted to Jinnah hospital.

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June 10, 3:15am

Pakistan army and rangers rescue teams are also taking part in the operation equipped with heavy machinery.

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June 10, 2:45am

United Nations has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Jinnah international airport in Karachi that killed 29 people and Shia pilgrims that killed 25 people in a hotel in Taftan, Balochistan.



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June 10, 12:40am

Fire brigade have taken down one of the wall of the cold storage in an effort to rescue the people trapped inside there, Express News reported.

Earlier, the relatives of the people trapped inside the cargo centre had blamed that the administration was reluctant to take any action because of the medicines worth of billions of rupees stored in there. They preferred saving the expensive medicines stores there over the people trapped inside there, said protesters.



June 9, 11:25pm

Governor Sindh Ishratul Ibad Khan has arrived at the Karachi airport to monitor the efforts to rescue seven employees of a private cargo company who are trapped inside a cold storage facility, Express News reported.



Sindh Governor Ishrat ul Ebad (in suit) is pictured along with security officials at Jinnah International Airport. PHOTO: REUTERS

Talking to media and relatives of the missing people, the governor assured that the government is investigate into the alleged negligence in the rescue efforts by the authorities and those found of negligence will be punished accordingly.

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June 9, 9:48pm

The prime minister has called for the immediate rescue of those trapped in a cold storage in the cargo area, after watching Express News‘ coverage of the victims’ families, who have been protesting at the site of the attack.


Express News screengrab of one of the relatives of those trapped inside a cold storage


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June 9, 8:38pm

According to our correspondent, the audacious terrorist attack at Karachi’s old airport has dampened the chances of foreign players’ appearance in a local Twenty20 tournament in Karachi  next month.

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Express News screengrabs of the funeral held earlier.

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June 9, 7:34pm

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar has arrived in Karachi.

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June 9, 7:03pm

Relatives of those stuck in the cold storage are protesting at the airport, demanding their immediate rescue, Express News reports.

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June 9, 6:51pm

A worker is trapped under the debris of the roof that collapsed due to a hand grenade attack last night, Express News reports.

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June 9, 6:44pm

Two dead bodies have been found in the cold storage at the cargo area of a private company,Express News reports.



Express News screengrab of the cargo area.

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June 9, 5:44pm

According to Express News, seven cargo workers, who work for a private cargo company, are still missing after the attack on Karachi airport.

The brother of one of the missing workers’ said he last spoke with his sibling between 12 and 12:30 pm and that him and other cargo workers hid in the cold storage during the time of the attack.

Four of them are believed to be cargo assistants while the other three are believed to be loaders.

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June 9, 3:54pm

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has announced that each of the injured will receive Rs0.1 million. The families of the Rangers personal who were killed in the attack will be given Rs2 million and the families of the deceased ASF personnel will receive Rs1 million.

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June 9, 3:46pm

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directs Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to reach Karachi.

The premier tells the interior minister to meet the high ups of Rangers, police, ASF as well as CAA.

Nawaz also asked Nisar to submit a report on how to stop terrorist attacks.

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June 9, 3:27pm

Quoting DG ASF Azam Tiwana Express News reports that the attackers were foreign nationals.

He adds that security has been enhanced at airports.

Funeral of the martyred ASF personnel has been held.

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June 9, 2:35pm

Flights to Lahore and Dubai are ready for departure.

Flights from other cities can land in Karachi Airport.

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June 9, 2:3opm

The airport has been reopened for operations, passengers are receiving their boarding passes,Express News reports.

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June 9, 2:14pm

Two PIA planes were damaged in the attack, Express News reports.

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June 9, 1:53pm

According to the initial report presented to the premier, terrorists entered the airport from two sides and intended to destroy all the planes.

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June 9, 1:42pm

The report of the attack on Jinnah International Airport has been presented to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) Asim Saleem Bajwa said that the airport has been handed over to the CAA and the Airport Security Force (ASF).



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June 9, 1:10pm

According to Dr Seemi Jamali of Jinnah hospital, two of the injured are in critical condition.

Express News reports that people who were stranded at the airport are now able to leave the area.



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June 9, 12:30pm

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that the airport will be made operational at 4pm.

CAA advises passengers to contact the relevant airlines two hours prior to their flight time.

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June 9, 12:17pm

Rangers spokesperson says that the search operation is complete. The airport has been cleared and declared as safe.

“The attack is over and we have cleared the area of all militants,” a spokesman for the paramilitary Rangers, Sibtain Rizvi, told reporters.

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June 9, 12:07pm

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the Karachi airport will be made operational soon. Necessary arrangements will be made to facilitate the passengers, he adds.

No flight has arrived at the airport for the last 13 hours.

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June 9, 12:03pm

Express News reports that the terrorists entered the airport in two groups wearing ASF uniforms.

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June 9, 11:59am

The attack, which started over 12 hours ago, has claimed around 28 lives but the exact death toll has not been confirmed.





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June 9, 11:45am

A senior intelligence official says it appears militants had aimed to hijack a plane that passengers were boarding at the main terminal, but that when they were repelled they went on the rampage.

“The passenger plane at Jinnah terminal was their target and when they failed to reach there they destroyed two private terminals in frustration,” he says.

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June 9, 11:38am

The attackers used factor VIII injections, which aid blood clotting and reduce bleeding,Express News reports.

These injections are a medication used in hospitals to control bleeding in people with low levels of factor VIII (hemophilia A).

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June 9, 11:29am

TTP spokesperson evades comments when asked about Sindh Rangers DG Major General Rizwan Akhtar claim that the attackers looked like Uzbek militants.

“We do not make a distinction in Muslims whether they are Pakistanis, Uzbeks, Arabs or Chechans. They all are Mujahideen,” Shahidullah Shahid told The Express Tribune by phone.

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June 9, 11:21am

Umar Media, the official media wing of the TTP, claims on their Facebook page that just six militants had attacked the airport.

“The biggest reason for attacking Karachi airport is because it serves as the biggest air logistics centre supplying goods for the Crusaders’ war in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” a statement on their Facebook page claims.

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June 9, 11:18am

Security forces continue to sweep the airport as a security measure while sources say that all attackers have been killed.

The airport is expected to be cleared and handed back to the Civil Aviation Authority by 12pm today.

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June 9, 11:07am

TTP spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid promises more attacks in the future.

“It’s just the beginning, we have taken revenge for one (Hakimullah Mehsud), we have to take revenge for hundreds,” he says.

“We have yet to take revenge for the deaths of hundreds of innocent tribal women and children in Pakistani air strikes,” the spokesperson states.

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June 9, 10:56am

Rangers spokesperson says Karachi airport has been cleared of militants.

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June 9, 10:49am

Exchange of fire comes to a stop at the airport, Express News reports. Meanwhile, aerial firing from security forces still continues.

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June 9, 10:44am

TTP spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid says “this attack was the revenge of martyrdom our leader Shaheed Hakimullah Mehsud and brutal killings of the TTP’s prisoners in jails.”

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June 9, 10:35am

Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, while speaking to Express News, says attacks like the one at Karachi airport are carried out to destroy the image of the country.

“This country is facing an internal threat and we need to save this country,” he adds.



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June 9, 10:18am

Politicians on twitter express their viewpoints on the airport attack:

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June 9, 10:14am

TTP claims responsibility for the Karachi airport attack, reports AFP.

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“We carried out the attack on Karachi airport to avenge the death of Hakimullah Mehsud,” TTP spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid tells AFP, while dismissing the government’s recent offer of peace talks as a “tool of war”.

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June 9, 10:10am

Sources say that the militants who blew themselves up this morning were between 18 and 19 years of age.

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June 9, 10:07am

Search operation by security forces continues.

The two militants that blew themselves up earlier this morning detonated the explosives when they were cornered by the security officials at the Isphani Hanger.

Sources tell Express News that more suicide jackets, petrol bombs and other ammunition were recovered from the airport this morning.



Policemen show seized weapons after militants attacked Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 9, 2014. PHOTO: AFP 

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June 9, 9:45am

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has asked for a report on the attack.



Employees leave the Jinnah International Airport after militants attack in Karachi on June 9, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

An airport official tells Express News that militants had entered the airport from the ICG gate and killed four ASF officials at the spot.

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June 9, 9:36am

Three blasts heard at Karachi airport at the old terminal.

According to sources, two of the militants blew themselves up.

Politician Ijazul Haq tweeted:

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Express News screengrab of the explosions.

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June 9, 9:25am

Blasts also heard at the airport, Express News reports.



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June 9, 9:16am

At least 28 people have been killed so far in the attack. Ten militants, eight ASF personnel, two Rangers officials, one police officer and three PIA officials are among the deceased.

It is reported that 24 people have been injured in the attack so far.

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June 9, 9:13am

6 to 7 tanks have proceeded to Isphani Hangar after the firing.

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June 9, 8:49am

Sources say three militants are present at Karachi airport.

A high contingent of the Pak Army has reached the site of the firing.

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June 9, 8:40am

Express News reports that some militants are still present at the airport. The number of militants is not known as of yet.



Express News screengrab of security officials at Karachi airport.

Emergency has been declared once again.

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June 9, 8:28am

Firing heard at Karachi airport near Isphani Hangar, which is the aircraft overhaul facility of the airport, Express News reports.

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One person injured in the firing.

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The injured, identified as a technician, is taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.



Express News screengrab of Karachi airport.

“We have relaunched the operation and called in additional troops,” says Sibtain Rizvi, spokesperson for the Rangers paramilitary force.

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June 9, 8:20am

Islamabad and Lahore airports have been put on high alert.

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June 9, 4:35am

ISPR claims that all terrorist have been killed.

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DG ISPR claimed that remaining 4 terrorists have also been killed, bringing the total number of terrorists killed to 10.

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He further claimed that terrorists were confined to two areas. Weapons including rockets and RPGs were recovered from the terrorists.

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June 9, 4:20am

SSG commandos have reached Karachi to take part in the ongoing operation.

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June 9, 3:55am

Six terrorists have been killed so far during the army operation at the airport, said ISPR. The death toll has now risen to 18.

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Nine ASF men, one Rangers official and two PIA officials were also killed in the incident.

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June 9, 3:30am

Security forces have cleared the cargo terminal, Express News is reporting.

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June 9, 3:25am

According to Express News the bomb disposal squad has defused two suicide vests and 20 bombs recovered from slain terrorists thus far.

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June 9, 3:10am

Express News is reporting that two more loud blasts were heard.

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June 9, 2:52am

There’s another update on the death toll – which has gone up drastically.

Now being reported: Some 7 ASF, 2 Rangers personnel as well as 1 policeman and one airline employee have lost their lives.

Three terrorists are reported dead.

Four hours have lapsed since the attack, and about half a dozen terrorists remain active, but contained.

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June 9, 2:42am

Express News is reporting that the death toll has increased to nine now.

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June 9, 2:33am

ISPR says that all passengers in the airport have been successfully evacuated.

https://twitter.com/AsimBajwaISPR/statuses/475746678876549120

Says that the operation is in its “final stages” and Jinnah Terminal has been completely secured.

https://twitter.com/AsimBajwaISPR/statuses/475745896265555968

The terrorists are still active, but contained to a specific area.

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June 9, 2:20am

Firing erupts once again following more loud explosions around the Airport.

https://twitter.com/saimsaeed847/statuses/475749915621347329

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June 9, 2:15am

Express News is reporting that terrorists are holed up in one place.

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June 9, 2:10am

The flames inside the airport premises have increased in magnitude.

People are also still stuck inside Jinnah Terminal.

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June 9, 2:06am

Express News is now reporting that three terrorists have been killed.

Seven terrorists are still alive and at the airport and surrounded by security forces. 

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June 9, 1:28am

More shots heard.

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June 9, 1:21am

Rangers’ officials are claiming that four terrorists have been surrounded. Two have already been killed.

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June 9, 1:10am

Express News is reporting that DG Rangers has arrived at the site to monitor the operation.

The chief minister of Sindh is also reported to be in the vicinity.

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June 9, 12:54am

The spokesperson of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has confirmed that the Army has taken over the operation.

https://twitter.com/umerspeaks/statuses/475726068431593472

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June 9, 12:52am

The chief minister of Sindh is in touch with the Karachi Corps Commander and the Director-General of Sindh Rangers over the operation to clear the airport.

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June 9, 12:50am

Express News is reporting that two terrorists have been reported killed along with five security officials.

Some of the injured and dead have been taken to Jinnah Hospital.

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June 9, 12:45am

Officials are telling The Express Tribune that the terrorists entered the  airport from the Isphani Hangar, the aircraft overhaul facility of the airport.

The hangar is located right in front of the PIA head office. It is improbable that there were too many employees there when attack occurred.

The intensity of the gunfight and bomb explosions shook the entire neighbourhood around the old terminal. The terminal is considered as high security zone as VIPs including the prime minister and president frequently use it.

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June 9, 12:35am

CAA spokesperson Abid Qaimkhani has said he is not able to confirm the extent of the damage to the airport facilities or how many people have been injured or killed in the attack.

“All I can say is that a few ASF and CAA officials have been injured.”

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June 9, 12:25am

The Sindh government has declared red alert in the city and emergency has also been imposed in the hospitals of the city.

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June 9, 12:20am

Flights to Karachi have been diverted to other airports of the country.

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June 9, 12:10am

The Army has been called in to back up security officials.



June 8, 11:45pm

According to details at least four ASF personnel were killed when terrorist hurled crackers and opened firing near Haj Terminal of Karachi Airport.



Terrorists were trying to enter the runway area.

Back-up contingents of security forces have been called in.

Police and Rangers have cordoned off the area and flight schedule have also been put on hold.

 

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