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Karachi attacks: Pakistan police registers FIR against Taliban, chief Mullah Fazlullah

airport-m At least 37 people were killed in the Sunday night attack which sparked about six-hour gun battle. (Source: AP)
Press Trust of India | Karachi | Posted: June 11, 2014 2:50 pm

Police on Wednesday registered a criminal case against outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leaders under the Anti-Terrorism Act for carrying out deadly assault on Karachi’s international airport this week.

The FIR was registered in Karachi’s airport police station under the Anti-Terrorism Act, nominating the top brass of the militant outfit including its chief Mullah Fazlullah, spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and other militants.

The case has been registered at Airport Police Station on the complaint of Assistant Director of Airport Security Force (ASF) against the Taliban chief, spokesman and others, SSP Malir Rao Anwaar was quoted as saying by the local media.

A security official said police has launched probe to identify the attackers and their handlers in the city.

The focus of the probe is a vehicle which reportedly dropped the militants near the gate of the old terminal of the Jinnah International airport.

At least 37 people were killed in the Sunday night attack which sparked about six-hour gun battle, forcing a suspension of all air traffic to the busiest airport of the country.

After the attack security has been increased around other airports and key installations.

Taliban militants also attacked a training camp of the Airport Security Force outside Karachi airport on Tuesday, but fled after Pakistani forces repulsed the assault.

TTP claimed responsibility for both the attacks.

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