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Karachi airport under attack by gunmen

Pakistan’s army declared an end to a military operation following a six-hour long siege of the country’s busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi.

Heavily armed gunmen disguised as police guards launched an audacious attack on Jinnah International Airport late on Sunday night, killing at least 12 people.

As many as 10 militants, carrying automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades, fought their way into the airport’s old terminal, forcing all flights to be suspended.

A huge blast was heard after one of the gunmen wearing a suicide vest blew up after he was shot. Six of the gunmen were killed and the remainder had been isolated and surrounded. Six others, including guards and civilian employees were also believed dead.//Agencies

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