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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: Seven more bodies recovered

A policeman arranges weapons seized after an attack on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. Credit: Reuters\Athar Hussain

A further seven bodies have been recovered from a burned out building at Karachi international airport, bringing the death toll from the weekend attack to 36 - including 10 Taliban gunmen - Pakistani officials have said.

Dr Seemi Jamali, from the city's Jinnah Hospital, said the the charred remains of seven victims were taken there this morning.

The head of the Karachi Municipal Corporation, Rauf Akhtar Farooqi, said the bodies were burned beyond recognition. They were recovered from a cold storage unit at the airport but it is unclear how they ended up in it.

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