Pakistani Taliban Claim Responsibility For Airport Attack
Monday, June 09, 2014
Pakistan’s busiest airport is reopening today, after a five-hour assault ended early this morning.
Gunmen disguised as police guards stormed the international terminal of Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, setting off explosions.
They also waged a fire fight against security forces, leaving 29 dead, including all 10 of the attackers. A number of security forces and airline officials were also killed.
The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack, vowing to carry out more.
BBC correspondent Hasan Kazmi joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti with details.
- Hasan Kazmi, correspondent for the BBC in Karachi.