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Firing near ASF academy in Karachi: Live Updates

Firing near ASF academy in Karachi: Live Updates

KARACHI: Terrorists opened fire near the Airport Security Force (ASF) academy adjacent to the old airport area in Karachi on Tuesday.

ASF personnel have acted promptly and restricted the terrorists from entering the area due to which intense exchange of fire between the ASF and terrorists took place.

END OF LIVE UPDATES

16:04

Two arrested during search operation in Pehlwan Goth

15:17

DG Rangers says airport is secure, there was no attack, adds this was a hit and run incident. Calls on media to report responsibly.

DG Rangers says purpose of firing near ASF Academy was to create panic

15:09

No reports of any arrests during Pehlwan Goth door to door search operation

15:01

Karachi police chief says firing took place but no attack, media should refrain from sensationalism

14:50

Sector Commanders Rangers say no attack on airport. Media reported irresponsibly

14:47

Chaudhry Nisar says there was no attack on Karachi Airport. Security forces have said there need to be code of conduct for media

14:19

Additional Rangers and police deployed for search operation

14:15

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claim responsibility for attack

14:02

DG ISPR says 3-4 terrorist fired near ASF camp and ran away. No breach took place.

13:56

Deputy DG ASF Colonel Tahir Ali says terrorists did not attack ASF Academy. Adds no one injured during firing. According to the Deputy DG, two terrorists opened fire and fled

13:53

ASF officials say the situation is under control

13:50

Rangers and police have started a door to door search operation in the area. Residents of Pehlwan Goth have been directed not to leave their homes.


13:45

Flight operations resume at Karachi airport

13:39

High-level meeting summoned at ASF Headquarters. DG, Rangers, Chief Secretary Sindh and IG Sindh will attend meeting.

13:32

Initial reports state 2-3 people have been injured. Have been shifted hospital for treatment

13:29

Firing stops. Sources say attackers have fled

13:20

Additional Rangers, Police deployed to ASF Academy

13:15

SSP Malir Rao Anwar says the situation is under control

13:12

CAA sources say radar is operational

13:10

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif terrorists who attacked ASF Academy should be eliminated.

13:09

No officials have confirmed that terrorists have fled from the area

13:08

Firing resumes. Reports state 4-6 terrorists have entered the area

13:05

No damage caused to CAA Radar

13:04

Firing stops at ASF Academy. Eyewitnesses say 4-5 terrorists attacked

13:02

Security forces scanning and searching area

12:55

Rangers and other security agencies have reached the old airport area.

12:50

Flight operations from Jinnah International Airport have immediately been halted.

12:45

Firing being reported from two different spots

12:43

Ambulances have been rushed to the ASF Academy


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