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Fighting in Karachi International Airport

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posted on Jun, 8 2014 @ 02:28 PM
Breaking on Al Jazeera...

There are confirmed dead.. continuing fighting.
Grenades used.. Aircraft on fire (unconfirmed)

More detail when I get them.

Al Jazeera

Heavily armed gunmen have attacked Karachi international airport, with at least four security guards reported injured. According to reports on Sunday, four to six armed men hurled hand grenades and opened fire as they entered the airport entrance. All local and international flights were suspended at the airport. A witness told Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid in a phone interview that she could see smoke rising from near the Jinnah Terminal. Senior police official Rao Muhammad Anwar said the attackers were armed with automatic weapons and grenades and were exchanging gunfire with security guards. "Exchange of fire is continuing. We don't know the exact number of the attackers but suspect four to six terrorists have attacked the airport," he told the AFP news agency.

edit on Sun, 08 Jun 2014 14:32:34 -0500322America/ChicagoSunday4 by rigel4 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 8 2014 @ 03:01 PM
The BBC have confirmed the story

As have the Guardian

Along with a number of other international sources.

Doesn't sound good.

posted on Jun, 8 2014 @ 03:02 PM
Already a thread here..

mods please merge or something so we can unify information.

posted on Jun, 8 2014 @ 03:07 PM
just close mine i'm not bothered

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