Death Toll Rises to 35, in Brazen Taliban Attack at Pakistan’s Karachi Airport

 Death Toll Rises to 35, in Brazen Taliban Attack at Pakistan’s Karachi Airport

The Jinnah Terminal of the Karachi International Airport in Pakistan. Photo: Swerveut.



Following hours of digging, seven more bodies were recovered from a collapsed cold storage facility at Karachi’s Jinnah International, 32 hours after militants launched their six-hour siege at Pakistan’s busiest airport, bringing the death toll from the brazen attack to 35.

A few hours after the Pakistan military had cleared the airport of militants, Pakistani journalist Noman Ahmed reported that 7 employees with the shipping company Gerry’s were still stuck in a warehouse at the airport that partially collapsed during the assault.

According to Pakistan’s leading English daily Dawn, the employees had taken refuge in the cold-storage facility to escape the carnage, but a wall of the warehouse collapsed trapping them. They were in contact with their family during the attack.

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Written by Sana Saleem



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