Zainul Abdeen reporting from Outside Karachi airport. Agha Iqrar haroon and Matiullah Khan reporting from Islamabad.
Chief Minister Sindh confirmed 15 terrorists attacked 7 killed and rest security agencies trying to find
Karachi Airport will remain closed for all type of traffic till indefinite period, sources
Hospital sources confirmed 17 dead with 5 terrorists. 13 persons critical
Around 2000 security persons fighting with 7 left terrorists as 5 already dead.
Security agencies claim 90% runway area has been cleared from terrorists.
More forces entered entered from old airport gate.
More forces entered from old airport gate. Massive blast heard again when forcing were entering. Massive firing started again
New twist in story some govt agencies claim terrorists were using Indian weapons
Government and security agencies asked Media to stop coverage and leave the spot
20 airport staffer and security persons seriously injured moved to hospital
Karachi airport completely empty from staff or any person except terrorists and security agencies
9 security persons confirmed killed.
Almost all fuel tanks blown. Terrorists wearing suicide jackets
Breaking News One aircraft blown up by terrorists unconfirmed sources
Massive blast heard. possible aircraft blown up. Police sources claim 15 terrorists not 12
Government of Pakistan claims no aircraft has been hijacked and no aircraft has been damaged.
Tehrik-i-taliban Pakistan (TTP) successfully reached their targets
Terrorists start attack from third position ambushing security from from different positions
10 Armoured vehicles entered runway–one armoured vehicle blown up by suicide bomber
Looks very successful attack of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Three sides attack on airport
Pakistan Army reacts sharply over live coverage of this event. Suggest media not to do live coverage as it can help terrorists to get information about positions of security forces. Maj General Asim Bajwa Chief of Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) twitter says:
#Kci Update:Live coverage of inside airport should stop,hindering operation.Giving away position of assets/troops.Rather helping terrorists
— AsimBajwaISPR (@AsimBajwaISPR) June 8, 2014
Pakistan Army reached the spot
Karachi Airport under attack
Terrorists blown up fuel tankers
Terrorists attacked from two spots now- Isfahani Gate is also attacked
Aircrafts are also attacked by terrorists.
Worst Ever attack on any airport in the world–says experts
Karachi Airport under attack as Taliban reached runway. 5 killed including 2 terrorists. 10 terrorists still on runway who look like Pushtuns. Terrorists can hijack aircrafts standing on runway
Karachi: Karachi Airport under attack. At least 12 Taliban have attacked Karachi airport and reached runway after breaching security and firing is still continued. According to latest reports, two terrorists have been killed while three personnel from the Airport Security Force (ASF) and one each from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have been killed following an armed attack at the Karachi airport. Lights of airport from inside and outside have been shutdown.
There are fears Taliban are close to one aircraft and can hijack if they succeed to kill think security staff.
According to eyewitnesses claim, a high roof came at small gate close to custom clearing gate full of terrorists who looked like pashtuns and staff on the duty was also Pushtun and there are fears that terrorists were given access inside airport by the staff on duty.
The militants launched grenades and opened fire as they entered the building. Two of the terrorists have reportedly been killed.
At least three blasts were heard, and an airport emergency has been declared, with flight operations suspended, reported the local Karachi Post.
According to initial reports, four armed attackers hurled grenades and opened fire as they entered the tarmac from fokker gate. This led to an exchange of fire between ASF personnel and the gunmen. As a result, two terrorists were killed while five ASF personnel also lost their lives.