At least 26 persons, including 10 terrorists have been killed when heavily armed militants attacked the Jinnah International Airport's old terminal in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi.
Fire illuminates the sky above Karachi airport terminal. Gunmen stormed the airport terminal used for VIPs and cargo in Pakistan's largest city on Sunday night. (AP)
The terrorists were cornered and killed after they attacked the old airport terminal building late last night, posing as Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel.
A Pakistani soldier takes position at Jinnah International Airport . (AP)
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, named after the founder of Pakistan.
Pakistani security troops rush to Karachi airport terminal following attacks. (AP)
The airport attack began late Sunday and continued on into the dawn hours of Monday in Karachi, a sprawling port city on Pakistan's southern coast, although officials said all the passengers had been evacuated.
Pakistani troops arrive at Jinnah International Airport. (AP)
During the course of the attack, heavy gunfire and multiple explosions could be heard coming from the terminal, used for VIP flights and cargo, as militants and security forces battled for control.
Pakistani commandos get ready to enter Karachi airport terminal. (AP)
A major fire rose from the airport, illuminating the night sky in an orange glow as the silhouettes of jets could be seen.
Reporters stand outside Karachi airport terminal building where security forces were engaged ina gun fight with attackers on Sunday night, June 8, 2014, in Pakistan. (AP)
Pakistani police commandos help an injured colleague at Jinnah International Airport. (AP)
After storming into the airport grounds, gunmen took shelter in two sections of the airport, said senior police officials.
Pakistan army troops arrive at Karachi airport. (AP)
Volunteers look at dead bodies of people killed during an attack by unknown gunmen on Jinnah International Airport, Sunday night, June 8, 2014, in Karachi. (AP)