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Worthy Christian News » Deadly Airport Attack in Pakistan Carried out by Taliban (Video)

(Washington Times / Worthy News)– The Pakistani Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for a brazen five-hour assault on the country's busiest airport that saw gunmen disguised as police guards storm the international terminal in Karachi, set off explosions and kill 18 people.

The Taliban said the assault on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, was in revenge for the killing last November of the militant group’s leader in a U.S. drone strike.

The Karachi assault started late Sunday when 10 gunmen, at least some disguised as policemen, opened fire with machine-guns and rocket launchers, triggering a gunbattle with police during which all the attackers were killed, said Rizwan Akhtar, the chief of Pakistan’s elite paramilitary Rangers.

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  • Worthy News
    9 June 2014 at 6:05 am - Reply

    A Sky News Video report was added to this story.

  • Worthy News
    9 June 2014 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    In a New York Times interview, Shahidullah Shahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, said by telephone , "The attack “was a response to the recent attacks by the government, we will continue carrying out such attacks.”

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