13 killed when Karachi International Airport was attacked Sunday night

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The attackers had machine guns and a rocket launcher.  Multiple huge blasts occurred at the same time at the airport, produced by hand grenades and other explosives. According to Dr. Seemi Jamali from Jinnah Hospital in Karachi about the identity of the killed persons, nine were Airport Security Force personnel, one was a member of the paramilitary Rangers, one was from the police, one was an employee of the Civil Aviation Authority and another was from the state-run Pakistan International Airlines. The attackers were unable to damage any aircraft or installations, even this was their goal,  a spokesman of the Inter Services Pubic Relations (ISPR) said. According to another source, three planes are reported to have been damaged. A major fire rose from the airport . Flights from Jinnah International Airport have been suspended from taking off, while inbound flights have been diverted. Staff and passengers were evacuated by the army. After hours, an army spokesman said all 10 of the gunmen were killed. The attackers are believed to have entered the area using fake ID cards. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Sunday night’s attack .It’s supposed that Tehreek-e-Taliban were involved . In a separate incident on Sunday night, suicide bombers in the southwest of the country entered a hotel and killed 23 Shiite pilgrims, who were returning from a trip to Iran. Pakistan had thousands killed by militants in recent years.

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