KATHMANDU, Nepal–Pakistani terrorist launched another round of attack near Karachi airport on Tuesday afternoon, a day after all-night siege left 37 dead inside the airport terminal.
Gunmen armed with rocket launchers and high caliber weapons attacked a training camp of the airport security forces, Pakistani media reported quoting security sources.
Local media claimed at least 5 people were killed in the attack; however it is yet to be ascertained.
Airport operations were suspended for an hour while flights were diverted for a brief period as they were en route to Karachi, following the attack.
Pakistani website dawn.com reported quoting army sources that troops were deployed to reinforce security forces to protect the airport academy.
Pakistani armed outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)has owned up the attack, it is learnt. The attack comes at a time the Pakistan government and TTP were preparing for another round of peace talk at the initiation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sarif.
Only on Sunday night, at least 38 people mostly security forces, including the attackers were killed when the outfit stormed at the airport’s cargo terminal and launched gun attack.
In the meantime, Reuters in its report said the military has sealed off the area and is conducting intensive search operations.
“Chase is still on”. “Three to four terrorists fired near ASF camp, ran away. No breach of fence, no entry. Chase is on, situation under control, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) spokesperson Asim Bajwa posted on Twitter at 3:30 pm according to local time.