10 heavily armed gunmen stormed Pakistan’s busiest airport Sunday evening to wage war on passengers and airport staff, killing more than 29 people before the violence ended early Monday morning.
Army security forces were called in shortly before 11:30 pm and engaged the terrorists, which included 2 suicide bombers, in a firefight for over five hours until the last gunmen was killed.
The attack started shortly after the gunmen got through security checkpoints, near the airport’s old terminal, and is believed that they wore fraudulent identification saying they were airport security.
The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. The city of Karachi, which currently holds around 20 million people, has been seeing a stronger presence of Islamist extremist groups and Pakistani Taliban groups.
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