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Pakistan repels second Taliban assault on Karachi airport

By Agence France-Presse in Karachi ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-06-11 07:17:43

Taliban gunmen attacked a security post outside Pakistan's Karachi airport on Tuesday, a day after an all-night siege by the militants left 37 dead and shredded a tentative peace process.

The latest assault on the airport raised further questions about the authorities' ability to secure key facilities in the face of a resurgent enemy, and came as air force jets pounded suspected militant hideouts in the northwest, killing 25 people.

The attack on the security post targeted an entry point to an Airport Security Force camp 500 meters from the airport's main premises, and about a kilometer from the passenger terminal.

Pakistan repels second Taliban assault on Karachi airport

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