Monday 23 October 2017

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

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.

"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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