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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.

Guest

  • Hasan Kazmi, correspondent for the BBC in Karachi.
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