Pakistan News : Banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility of attack on Karachi airport which left 18 security personnel martyred in a night-long battle.
TTP spokesman, while claiming the assault, said the militant group carried out the attack to avenge killings of Taliban fighters in Karachi and Waziristan.
Earlier in the night, the attackers, equipped with suicide vests, grenades and rocket launchers, battled security forces in one of the most brazen attacks in years in Pakistan’s biggest city.
Police, paramilitary squads, elite commandos and airport security forces quickly responded and eliminated all the 10 terrorists during the six-hour siege which lasted till dawn.
All the 10 militants and 18 security personnel were killed in the attack.