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

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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CMEL57 June 10 2014 at 6:01 AM

Lets them all kill each other. That means less Pakistani's to come to the US.

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dtate38 June 10 2014 at 6:44 AM

Didn't King Obama say that the terrorists had been decimated and were on the run? Not so decimated and running to the next terrorist act it appears.

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mivogo June 10 2014 at 7:00 AM

If the Taliban takes over Pakistan,with its cache of nuclear weapons,all our other troubles will seem trivial. That's why, despite the remarks of some short sighted ignoramouses on this site, the recent prisoner exchange was crucial.
Besides the old truism about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer, the exchange was absolutely the right thing to do because 1) We NEVER leave anyone on the battlefield, and 2) we can't do much with those kept in Guantanemo__but we can sure track and drop a drone on their heads once they leave!

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den077 June 10 2014 at 9:51 AM

Maybe Barack can Run for President Of Pakistan in 2016, I'm sure he can get a Pakistani Birth Cert Photoshopped,then he can decimate their Terrorist Problem like he did Ours and grow their Unemployment problem too

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tomjp46 June 10 2014 at 6:17 AM

The real problem is the nuclear arsenal. Which, by the way, has been there decades before Obama; so please haters don't try to pin that on him.

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vulturesmotto June 10 2014 at 8:52 AM

Since the US did not have a clear mission objective in Afghanistan and didn't finish their task in Iraq, and now traded the Dream Team Five for a defector (He walked off his guard duty post to join and sympathize with the Taliban [his words in many documents he wrote]) the terror attacks will escalate. Oh, wait! I thought Bin Laden was dead and the Taliban was on the run and we have nothing to worry about now.....

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reginatorw vulturesmotto June 10 2014 at 9:27 AM

"Mission Accomplished" from the sandal dodger himself W Shrub

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dr123wind reginatorw June 10 2014 at 10:17 AM

Give me a break that is history. Stop with the George Bush blaming. Your guy has been the destructive president for 6 years and 2 more years of tradgedy coming from his ignorance and obstinance to believe what a fool believes. Cumby ya.

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COMIC BAGBOY EZN June 10 2014 at 9:59 AM

Obama lies Americans die, Pakistani's , Afgans...etc IT becoming VERY CLEAR this pres is a traitor and HE is destroying our country by Overwhelming the systems, food stamps, Illegals, no jobs destroys coal industry stops oil production pipeline NEED I go on? theres too much to mention.....WAKE up Citizens before he completes his Plan, Impeach him and E. Holder

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mgh406 June 10 2014 at 7:04 AM

The Pakistani government has been 'playing' with the Devil and now the Devil (TALIBAN) has started biting them in their finances. Will they ever learn? Our convience stores are fully manned and no 'job' openings here for more Pakistanies.

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tbmuch June 10 2014 at 6:46 AM

Nations that do not know the living God will be turned to hell (terror, anguish), this is the fruit of their doing.

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mivogo tbmuch June 10 2014 at 7:07 AM

With that remark,hard to tell if your American or Taliban.

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AKGERRY tbmuch June 10 2014 at 10:10 AM

religion is the opeit t of the masses

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Humberto AKGERRY June 10 2014 at 11:08 AM

Very original, did you created the phrase after taking real opioid ( by the way it is "Religion is the opium of the people", opeit does not exist) or smoking something? or sorry, that was Marx, and we can see how good his theories are effective with Russia, Cuba, North Korea, etc, Look anybody can think what ever they want, but if you are right, and God does not exist, nothing will happen, right?, but if I am right, you know what? there swill be many years, but many years of suffering, Do you want to bet on that because you are right and proud? me no, either way I can never lose.

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Larry Hively June 10 2014 at 10:27 AM

Seems like the Taliban didn't get the memo from our Dear Leader that the War on Terror is winding down. Oh well...maybe they can read about it in the New York Times. What a joke this administration has been!

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