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Thursday 21 August 2014

Five people dead in attack on airport in Karachi, Pakistan - police

Published 08/06/2014 | 21:26

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Gunmen have attacked Karachi airport
Gunmen have attacked Karachi airport

Gunmen attacked one of Pakistan's biggest airports in Karachi on Sunday, killing at least five people, police said.

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"The old terminal of Karachi airport was attacked by militants," said a senior police official.

Officials in Karachi, Pakistan's commercial hub, said all flights had been diverted.

"All flights destined for Karachi have been diverted to other cities," said a civil aviation authority spokesman.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

"Over half a dozen armed men made towards the runway from the backside of the airport," said a private television channel, quoting a witness.

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