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Taliban claim responsibility for Karachi academy attack

The Pakistan Taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack on the Karachi Airport academy. 36 people - including 10 Taliban gunmen - were killed in an attack at the airport earlier this week.

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Karachi airport 'cleared after terror attack left 11 dead'

The death toll in the terror attack at Karachi airport has risen to 11, including nine security force members, with at least 20 other people injured, according to a Pakistan news agency.

A policeman with a gun stands on a vehicle as smoke bellows from Jinnah International airport in Karachi. Credit: REUTERS/Athar Hussain

A military spokesman said all ten terrorists had been killed and the international airport had now been cleared, Inter Services Public Relations reported.

The spokesman added: "The fire visible in pictures was not a plane but a building - [the flames are] now extinguished. All vital assets are intact."

"Terrorists were confined to two areas and eliminated. Weapons and live ammunition including RPGs and rockets were recovered. Militants were wearing big packs,” he added.

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