Attackers managed to flee as a heavy contingent of security forces
reached Airport Security Force (ASF) camp number 2, which came under a
fresh attack on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.
Flight operations resumed
after being temporarily suspended.
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan
(TTP) claimed responsibility for the second attack near the Karachi
airport. A security sweep and search operation is underway at the ASF
academy, which is located in Bhitai Abad, Pehlwan Goth.
Public Relations (ISPR) spokesperson Asim Bajwa posted on Twitter that
the “chase is still on”. “Three to four terrorists fired near ASF camp,
ran away. No breach of fence, no entry.Chase is on, situation under
control,” he posted, soon after the attack.
General ASF, Colonel Tahir Ali said there were no casualties in the new
attack. He also said the the airport is secure at that operations have
resumed. He said that two attackers opened fire near the ladies hostel
near D gate, which is located behind the ASF camp. “The ASF checkpost is
about 100 metres from the scene. We were informed of the incident by
our sentry posted there,” he said.
Heavy firing was reported at
the ASF camp in the metropolis on Tuesday after unidentified men entered
the premises. Initial reports suggest that the number of attackers
could be between four and seven.
DawnNews reported that explosions
were also heard, causing panic among citizens in the vicinity. The
Director General of Rangers has reached the site to oversee the