Pakistan: Karachi airport training center attacked again, two days after previous ambush

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Pakistan: Karachi airport training center attacked again, two days after previous ambush
Smoke rises after militants launched an early morning assault at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 9, 2014. Pakistan's security forces said on June 9 they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead. AFP PHOTO / Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)
GRAPHIC CONTENT Pakistani policemen show the seized weapons in front of the dead bodies of militants at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 9, 2014. Pakistan's security forces said on June 9 they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
GRAPHIC CONTENT Pakistani policemen show the seized weapons in front of the dead bodies of militants at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 9, 2014. Pakistan's security forces said on June 9 they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistani policeman looks at the body of a security personnel at a hospital following a militants attack on Karachi airport terminal in Karachi on June 9, 2014. Heavily armed militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi on June 8, killing at least six people as flights were suspended and the army was called in, officials said. AFP PHOTO/RIZWAN TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani policemen show seized weapons after militants attacked Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 9, 2014. Pakistan's security forces said on June 9 they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani airport employees leave the Jinnah International Airport after militants attack in Karachi on June 9, 2014. Pakistan's security forces said on June 9 they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistani security personnel arrange seized weapons after militants attacked Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 9, 2014. Pakistan's security forces said on June 9 they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
An injured Pakistani soldiers lies an ambulance following an attack by militants on Karachi airport terminal in Karachi late on June 8, 2014. Heavily armed militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi on June 8, killing at least six people as flights were suspended and the army was called in, officials said. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Pakistani security personnel arriveat the militants assault site of the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on late June 8, 2014. Heavily armed militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi Sunday night, killing at least five people as flights were suspended and the army was called in, officials said. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A convoy of Pakistani security personnel enter the Jinnah International Airport after militants attacked in Karachi on June 9, 2014. Pakistan's security forces said later on June 9 they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistani police commando shout slogans on his return from an operation against militants at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 9, 2014. Pakistan's security forces said on June 9 they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A Pakistani police commando shows a victory sign on his return from an operation against militants at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 9, 2014. Pakistan's security forces said on June 9 they have relaunched a military operation at Karachi airport as gunfire resumed several hours after they announced the end of a militant siege that left 24 dead. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
KARACHI, PAKISTAN - JUNE 9: At least six people including three airport security officers were killed and 13 injured after armed men carried out a brazen attack on Karachi international airport on Sunday night in Karachi, Pakistan on June 9, 2014. Heavy gunfire could be heard as smoke rose from the airport. Hundreds of army and police personnel had been locked in battles with ten heavily armed attackers who have taken positions in different areas inside the country's largest airport. All flight operations have been suspended for 24 hours at the airport. (Photo by Sayyed wasif/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Smoke rises from the Karachi airport terminal after the militants' assault in Karachi on June 9, 2014. Heavily armed militants attacked Pakistan's busiest airport in the southern city of Karachi Sunday night, killing at least five people as flights were suspended and the army was called in, officials said. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)
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KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Gunmen in Pakistan attacked a training facility near the Karachi airport on Tuesday, a spokesman said.

Pakistani television stations showed images of security guards rushing to the scene and frantically taking up positions behind buildings or earthen berms around the facility, which serves as a training center for airport security personnel. The facility is roughly one kilometer (half mile) from the Karachi international airport.

The attack began as at least two groups of gunmen tried to enter the facility from two different entrances, said Ghulam Abbas Memon, a spokesman for the Airport Security Force. The security forces were fighting them back, he said. Memon did not know how many attackers were involved or whether there were any casualties.

Details were sketchy and no one immediately claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attack.

The firefight came on the heels of a brazen siege by the Taliban who on Sunday night stormed Karachi's Jinnah International Airport in an attack that killed 36 people, including the 10 Taliban gunmen. At least 11 members of the Airport Security Force were killed during that attack.

The Civil Aviation Authority, which is responsible for running the country's airports, said in its Twitter feed that all flights at the Karachi international airport have been suspended because the academy for the ASF was under attack.

The organization called on people to be calm and patient.

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