Five Airport Security Force Men killed in Karachi airport attack
KARACHI, June 08 : Two gunmen have been killed while five personnel of Airport Security Force (ASF) lost their lives following an armed attack at Karachi airport.
According to reports, four armed attackers hurled grenades and opened fire as they entered the tarmac from fokker gate. This led to an exchange of fire between ASF personnel and the gunmen. As a result, two attackers were killed while five ASF personnel also lost their lives.
SSP Malir has confirmed presence of four armed assailants at the airport.
Smoke is seen billowing towards the sky from the tarmac of Jinnah Terminal.
Flight operations have been suspended at the airport and flights have been diverted to other airports. =
Gunshots and blasts were being heard with intervals outside the airport until the last reports came in.
The attackers are said to have forged fake ID cards of ASF and entered the area.
Heavy contingents of police and Rangers have surrounded the airport and routes to the airport have been sealed. Staff is being rescued by the security personnel and moved to safer areas.
Rescue teams are being allowed after being checked throughly.
Contingents of Pakistan Army also reached the airport to control the situation.
Operation in the airport was going on till filing the report