Thursday, October 23, 2014   

Checkpost of Pakistan's Karachi airport attacked
(06-10 16:27)

Around 10 gunmen attacked a security checkpost outside Pakistan's Karachi airport, and were exchanging fire with troops, a day after a siege by the Taliban left 37 dead.
The attack raises further questions about authorities' ability to secure key facilities in the face of a seemingly resurgent enemy, as a nascent peace process with the Pakistani Taliban lies in tatters.
Flights were suspended once more, having resumed following the previous attack.
The checkpost is located at the entrance of an Airport Security Force camp some 500 meters away from the main airport premises, or one kilometer from the passenger terminal.
The Taliban had vowed the first attack was just the beginning as they sought to avenge the death of their former chief Hakimullah Mehsud.--AFP   
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