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Pakistan Airport Attacked by Terrorists

Sun, 08 Jun 2014 20:58:17 +0000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KARACHI, Pakistan) -- The airport in Karachi, Pakistan was shut down early Monday after being attacked by terrorists in the early morning.

Just before midnight local time, a group of terrorists are believed to have stormed the airport. Armed with grenades and firearms, the terrorists damaged several aircraft before the Pakistani military cordoned off the airport. Flights have been stopped, though planes full of passengers remain stuck on the tarmac.

It was not immediately clear how many terrorists were involved in the attack.

A Pakistan Airlines spokesperson told ABC News that the area under attack is a VIP and maintenance area.

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