Karachi airport hit by another Taliban attack, terrorists flee

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Karachi-airportIslamabad: The Airport Security Force (ASF) Academy’s camp near the Karachi international airport came under attack from heavily-armed Taliban gunmen within a day of a terror siege that ended in a toll of 30, media reports said.

The militants later fled the ASF Academy’s camp after a brief gun battle. The attack on the ASF Academy’s camp No.2, near Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, took place within a day of an audacious strike Sunday night at the airport, in which 20 people and 10 militants were killed.

An official confirmed that there were no casualties in the latest attack.

He said the airport was secure and operations resumed after a brief suspension.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, who claimed responsibility for Last week’s attack, also claimed responsibility for the ASF camp attack.

Pakistani Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan told parliament that the objective of terrorist attack on Karachi airport was to target aircraft and take hostages.