Official: 5 killed in attack on Pakistan airport

  • Sun Jun 8th, 2014 1:18pm
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Associated Press

KARACHI, Pakistan — An official in Pakistan says five people have been killed after gunmen attacked a terminal at Karachi’s international airport.

Dr. Seemi Jamali of Jinnah Hospital said five bodies had been brought there, as well as one wounded person.

Shaukat Jamal, a spokesman for the Airport Security Force, said gunmen attacked the terminal late Sunday.

Pakistani television stations aired footage of what appeared to be a major fire at the airport, with the silhouette of a jet seen.

Jamal said the Pakistani military has been called in and that police are fighting the attackers.

The attack happened at a terminal not generally used for commercial flights but for special VIP flights.

Karachi is Pakistan’s largest city and has been the site of frequent militant attacks in the past.