Taliban militants attacked a training camp of the Airport Security Force near Karachi international airport, but fled after Pakistani forces repulsed the assault, a day after an all-night siege at the facility left nearly 40 people dead. An ambulance rushes to a hospital after gunmen attacked a training center for airport security personnel in Karachi. (Source: AP)
Two militants attacked the camp number 2, located at the ASF academy in Bitai Abad, near the Jinnah International Airport which had been cleared of militants after fierce clashes between forces and terrorists yesterday. (Source: AP)
The attackers failed to penetrate the security cordon and managed to flee into nearby congested residential areas. (Source: AP)
ASF spokesman Col Tahir Ali said the incident had been played up and dismissed reports about five terrorists entering the base camp and engaging the security forces.
Pakistani security personnel inspect the site around a training center after gunmen attacked the facility in Karachi. (Source: AP)
"The fact is that two men on a motorcycle came this morning to gate D of our camp and fired on two lady ASF officials on duty there but as soon as our forces retaliated and took positions after a brief exchange of fire they fled into the neighbourhood of Pehalwan Goth," Ali said.
Pakistani security personnel stand guard at the Karachi international airport in Pakistan. (Source: AP)
Col Tahir Ali said the situation was now under control and the paramilitary Rangers and police had launched a search operation in the vicinity to find the two terrorists. (Source: AP)