Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
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.
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Two arrested during search operation in Pehlwan Goth
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
No reports of any arrests during Pehlwan Goth door to door search operation
Karachi police chief says firing took place but no attack, media should refrain from sensationalism
Sector Commanders Rangers say no attack on airport. Media reported irresponsibly
Chaudhry Nisar says there was no attack on Karachi Airport. Security forces have said there need to be code of conduct for media
Additional Rangers and police deployed for search operation
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claim responsibility for attack
DG ISPR says 3-4 terrorist fired near ASF camp and ran away. No breach took place.
#Kci Airport:Latest update;3 to 4 terrorists fired near ASF Camp,ran away.No breach of fence,no Entry.Chase is on,situation under control— AsimBajwaISPR (@AsimBajwaISPR) June 10, 2014
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
ASF officials say the situation is under control
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.
Flight operations resume at Karachi airport
High-level meeting summoned at ASF Headquarters. DG, Rangers, Chief Secretary Sindh and IG Sindh will attend meeting.
Initial reports state 2-3 people have been injured. Have been shifted hospital for treatment
Firing stops. Sources say attackers have fled
Additional Rangers, Police deployed to ASF Academy
SSP Malir Rao Anwar says the situation is under control
CAA sources say radar is operational
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif terrorists who attacked ASF Academy should be eliminated.
No officials have confirmed that terrorists have fled from the area
Firing resumes. Reports state 4-6 terrorists have entered the area
No damage caused to CAA Radar
Firing stops at ASF Academy. Eyewitnesses say 4-5 terrorists attacked
Security forces scanning and searching area
Rangers and other security agencies have reached the old airport area.
Flight operations from Jinnah International Airport have immediately been halted.
Flight operations at #Jinnah International Airport are SUSPENDED until further notice.— CAA Pakistan (@AirportPakistan) June 10, 2014
Firing being reported from two different spots
Ambulances have been rushed to the ASF Academy