(KARACHI) – According to a Pakistani spokesman, militants have just attacked a security training center affiliated with Karachi Airport, and following a severe shooting, a search operation is now in progress to find the militants.
“They ran away after the firing and because we are on high alert, under the standard operating procedure we called in (paramilitary) rangers and the army,” the spokesman said.
“Nobody has been killed or injured,” he added.
At around 12:40pm (local time), the militants attacked from a nearby area named Pehlwan Goth. All the routes that lead to the Airport were sealed and the Police and Rangers were called upon immediately.
It has been reported that there were four militants at Camp No.2 of the Airport Security Force (ASF) Academy. Emergency was imposed immediately on the Airport and the flight operations were suspended.
There are news that some ASF officials have been injured in the attack. The Airport Parking was evacuated and the passengers were brought out of the Airport.
ASF, Rangers, Police and Army commandos reached the Camp No.2 of Airport ASF, and after a heavy gunfire from both sides, the militants disappeared in to a nearby neighborhood. Search operation continues, and flights at the airport have been once again restored.
The unsustainable law and order situation in the City of Karachi caught media’s attention when just yesterday, the old terminal of Airport was under attack by a group of militants, who killed 19 Pakistanis. The yesterday’s attack and the one that just happened, both have been claimed as to be conducted by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).