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TTP claims attack on Karachi ASF camp

Updated Jun 10, 2014 06:49pm


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Security personnel inspect the site around a training center after gunmen attacked the facility in Karachi on Tuesday.  - AP
Security personnel inspect the site around a training center after gunmen attacked the facility in Karachi on Tuesday. - AP
Screen shot of footage shows ASF personnel taking positions near ASF Academy as militants stormed the premises on Tuesday.
Screen shot of footage shows ASF personnel taking positions near ASF Academy as militants stormed the premises on Tuesday.
Google Map shows location of ASF Academy in proximity of Jinnah International Airport.
Google Map shows location of ASF Academy in proximity of Jinnah International Airport.
Screen shot of footage shows ASF personnel taking positions near ASF Academy.
Screen shot of footage shows ASF personnel taking positions near ASF Academy.

KARACHI: 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, and routes leading to the airport were cleared for traffic, the Civil Aviation Authority said.

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.

Inter-Services 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.

Deputy Director General ASK, 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.

The DG ASF in a press conference later cautioned journalists against using the word "hamla" (attack) to describe the latest incident at the ASF camp.

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.

Following a search operation in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, two suspects have been detained by security forces.

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 operation.

Read more: Analysis - Airport security challenge

The camp is situated near the Jinnah International Airport which the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had cleared on Monday after a long battle between security forces and terrorists left 28 dead.

A Twitter account allegedly operated by Omar Khorasani of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mohmand faction tweeted on Tuesday claiming that the group has carried out this second attack.

The Twitter account of the CAA, @AirportPakistan tweeted earlier that EK 606 from Dubai which was expected to arrive at Karachi airport at 12:50pm is now returning to Dubai. It also posted that a Shaheen International Airlines flight NL 162 coming from Multan has been sent back. It later posted that flights are now landing and departing from the airport.

Read More: Karachi airport attack - How it happened ...

Roads leading to the airport had been cordoned off as security forces are engaged in a search operation.

Karachi airport attack: How it happened...


Comments (172) Closed

Anon Jun 10, 2014 12:39pm

Is there no end to this? Is their aim to move people of Karachi away from the metropolis? It's clearly taking a toll on me.

Fatima Jun 10, 2014 12:41pm

Wasn't expecting to happen soon again!!!

Sheraz Ahmed Khan Jun 10, 2014 12:41pm

May Allah save our people/forces

Truth Jun 10, 2014 12:45pm

Bad time... Pak Army please kill them..

MA Jun 10, 2014 12:45pm

May Allah have Mercy on Us.

ishrat salim Jun 10, 2014 12:46pm

Ha ha ha ha....on what basis the area was handed over to CAA as cleared ?

ishrat salim Jun 10, 2014 12:47pm

@Sheraz Ahmed Khan

I agree with your dua...Aameen, but Allah swt helps those who helps themselves....are we doing that ?

Jayanta Jun 10, 2014 12:47pm

This is very sad and distressing. It is going to be a trying time for the people in the sub-continent. The US is slowly retreating having lost their war. I can only hope and pray that the good sense prevails.

Harmony Jun 10, 2014 12:48pm

Not again...what has become of us?

Spock Jun 10, 2014 12:48pm

How many times Army has declared the area secure but yet fighting started. They combed the entire airport but missed 10 people trapped in a cold storage.

They said every terrorist is dead but now this. Whats the hurry?

AS Jun 10, 2014 12:48pm

why dont they clear this mess of taliban, lashkare jhangvi and ASWJ ???? every one knows these are the guys responsible.

doesn't matter Jun 10, 2014 12:49pm

what was the hurry to open the airport? couldnt they have waited for a detailed investigation+ cleanup?

Ahmed Faraz Jun 10, 2014 12:51pm

Ya Allah inko hidayat naseeb farma, agr hidayat naseeb nahi to in Mulk Dusmano ko nisht o nabood farma, is Pak sar zameen sy in munifiqo aur maffad parsto ko khtm farma .... Ameen!

pakiboy Jun 10, 2014 12:51pm

yeh inn ko sirf karachi, KPK aur quetta hee kyun nazar aatay hain ?? ..

Ali Jun 10, 2014 12:53pm

Ya Allah madad! May Allah keep our friends safe and eradicate terrorism from the state of Pakistan.

JQ Jun 10, 2014 12:55pm

The end is the Beginning, Hope everyone stays safe and let Qaim Ali Shah come and speak, This is not our responsibility .

Anwaar Jun 10, 2014 12:55pm

curfew in karachi? ??

Mateen Jun 10, 2014 12:55pm

Time for the gov to stop being reactionary and become proactive in rooting all of these people out from every square inch of Pakistani soil. People should be awarded money for reporting suspicious people and militant hideouts.

Zaid Jun 10, 2014 12:56pm

Plz plz forgot sake don't show. Too much on camera.. May be the terrorists take advantage from your video

shibly Jun 10, 2014 12:57pm

What is this? It is big question mark? ISPR claims that they cleared AIRPORT, what about surrounding areas?

Watching All The Fun Jun 10, 2014 12:58pm

This is ridiculous....The area was cleared yesterday and today we see attacks there...This is total failure of governance and lapse of security....Please take some serious measures

siddharth Jun 10, 2014 12:59pm

This looks as one of the series of attacks of the larger thing that is in minds of the terrorists. One can say the first attack the security forces were not alert....but what now. The indian government has put all the vital installations on high alert. I was watching one of the news channel in india....where defense experts from Pakistan were also part of. One tends to suggest that are we looking forward to a threat to both india and Pakistan. If yes....probably this is the right time when indian and Pakistani army get together to fight them.

Parvez Jun 10, 2014 01:01pm

It seems that the enemy is within us........the fact that it is helped from outside is immaterial.

misbah Jun 10, 2014 01:02pm


misbah Jun 10, 2014 01:02pm

We should learn from punjab their system is way better than sindh

A Pakistani Jun 10, 2014 01:03pm

This omer khurasani guy is a maniac......why doesnt the govt track & capture these savages through their twitter accounts & facebook the govt sleeping?....or they are party to these barbarians!

Ahmed Faraz Jun 10, 2014 01:04pm

:D strange that they have active twitter account, typed in urdu and english!

Mohammed Jun 10, 2014 01:04pm

Poor TTP has no option but to do what they are doing to save their honour. And while Pakistan Govt should help them, our Army is trying to finish them in their own homes.

faisal baloch Jun 10, 2014 01:04pm

allah o akbar!! what a joke, they are evils..they are not muslims, they are the enemies of islam and ofpakistan..

Sahil Jun 10, 2014 01:05pm

Religion mixed with Politics and fanaticism is a dangerous cocktail. Pakistan has to eschew religion as a personal belief system and go secular if it has to ever hope of getting out of this cycle of violence that it faces and exports as well.

JQ Jun 10, 2014 01:05pm

Let us wait when the internationals flights will be cancelled permanently for great Pakistan/Karachi.

Safar Shah Jun 10, 2014 01:05pm

@Spock Army is too busy shutting down Geo to be concerned about terrorists

Akram Jun 10, 2014 01:05pm

Is this the beginning of the end? the TTP seem to have thrown their lot in to go out with a bang. The assault on the airport was carried out by Uzbeks, as opposed to Pakistanis. Have they run out of Pakistani supporters? A lot of the foreigners have also left North Waziristan. TTP seems to be under the Kosh at the moment, we must not let up.

Last Word Jun 10, 2014 01:06pm

Many Indian news channel are showing direct telecast of this attack from Pak Express/ARY News. Pakistan which is in news all over the world for the last few days is likely to face international isolation both for polio and terrorism activities in big cities.

Sikandar Ali Jun 10, 2014 01:07pm

Once again I would like to remind to the government concern people that they should apprehend all illegal people who live inside the city.

Talha Khan Jun 10, 2014 01:07pm

Why is the media showing the positions of the ASF personnel and helping terrorists?

Anon Jun 10, 2014 01:08pm

why is the media showing live coverage to the event shouldnt the counter operations be conducted in secrecy without broadcasting the strategy or the number or positions of our men

ahmed Jun 10, 2014 01:09pm

Is this a joke? Security agencies? Interior Minister? Government? Prime Minister? Chief Minister? Anybody here?

Regards Helpless, VICTIM Pakistani citizen

TAHIR ALI Jun 10, 2014 01:10pm

Why is the twitter account of Omar Khorasani not blocked. TTP is classified as a terrorist organization even by the U.S. If necessary Pakistan Embassy should request U.S Government to block TTP Twitter & Facebook pages.

ammad Jun 10, 2014 01:10pm

its a high time to declare war against TTP by government

Tariq Ali Khoso Jun 10, 2014 01:10pm

if area is cleared by security agencies how terrorist reached karachi ASF academy???????

Safar Shah Jun 10, 2014 01:11pm

These guys have a twitter account?

mrunal Jun 10, 2014 01:12pm

Both the tehreek and the government have to realize that political problems cannot be solved with violence by the army or by militants! If they are citizens then why cant there be a dialogue?

Tellmeplease Jun 10, 2014 01:13pm

Cordon off ALL of Karachi, start a house by house search,even if it takes years. Identify each and everyone living there. This may sound drastic, but the situation is becoming more drastic than we like to realize.

ars Jun 10, 2014 01:13pm

@Spock what are you talking about? how can you say they were there since yesterday. this could very well be a different group of terrorists. are you so sure they are from the same group. and about people trapped well you can't find all the dead bodies at once.

Rahmat Jun 10, 2014 01:14pm

Why do you think that the Army is unable to kill terrorists in Pakistan. I sometimes wonder if common people in Pakistan support these groups. Its not possible to conduct so many attacks without support of people.

Randomstragner Jun 10, 2014 01:14pm

Remember, this whole thing can become an ethnic conflict. Destroy your own homelands and provinces, but leave the people of Karachi and Islamabad alone.

Dr. Faizan Butt Jun 10, 2014 01:15pm

It's a shame, to see my parents country getting destroyed extremists elements that claim to be waging a Jihad, but are nothing but ignorant men that act more like Shaytaan. All levels of Pakistans security forces including, Police, Army and Intelligence agencies must unite and sweep the entire country for terrorists. My dear Pakistani's If you cannot unite for the sake of your own lives, then do it for the sake of your children. This problem can only be eradicated when every Pakistani, old and young stands united against this evil.

Shriram Kadiya Jun 10, 2014 01:16pm

This is the result of home grown terror..hope dawn allows my comment..the home grown taliban is victimizing pakistan's own people..if any country wants to grow and become prosperous then religion should always come at no.2 and development at no.1, but in pakistan religion comes first, and that too is in worst hands, so we see the grave results.

dushyant singh Jun 10, 2014 01:16pm

May god help and save d people and army

Last Word Jun 10, 2014 01:18pm

All Indian news channel are showing live telecast of this attack from Express TV NEWS.

Ahmed Jun 10, 2014 01:18pm

The fact is that our colonies and dwellings are infested with the supporters of these terrorist group. There are plenty of madaris and unfortunately mosques too where they find shelter and support .There is a particular mindset which always find an excuse for all the actions of these terrorist. We have to get rid of those mindsets first. Army cant go to every street. The politicians and civil agencies first need to decide ,get heart and take brave decision. Stop blaming outside elements ,get our house in order first.

Harmony Jun 10, 2014 01:18pm

@misbah - On a time like this what nonsense is this Sindh v Punjab?

Hussain Bux Mallah Jun 10, 2014 01:19pm

@siddharth is this possible???

dr vimal Jun 10, 2014 01:19pm

If this is not war, what is?

Truth Jun 10, 2014 01:19pm

If it were up to Americans, they would have dealt with the internal security situation in minutes. They could have at least tracked down the guy operating twitter account in seconds. Alas, Pakistan's incompetent security apparatus.

Kamran Jun 10, 2014 01:22pm

It's time to start full flash army operation in Karachi, it's going out of hands now.

Faisal Jun 10, 2014 01:22pm

InshaaAllah lets pray everything calms down in Karachi and the rest of Pakistan. Ameen

Hussain Bux Mallah Jun 10, 2014 01:23pm

Let Sindh government hire Imran Khan for negotiations with TTP.

CultureShock Jun 10, 2014 01:25pm

The government and army now need to take concrete steps and eradicate these terrorists once and for all. How long will Pakistanis live in a state of fear and anxiety?

kashif Jun 10, 2014 01:25pm

When this govt. will wake up..

Sheraz Jun 10, 2014 01:26pm

Nawaz Shareef please open your eyes. Its time to eradicate these militants. Why you ate waiting?

siddharth Jun 10, 2014 01:26pm

@Hussain Bux Mallah Very much. Cold war enemies Russia and the US got together many times. See the larger picture. This is a threat for India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan.....we know the territory that nurtures them. Once they are out from camps...its difficult to catch them. Find their training camps...hit them there.

Mushii Jun 10, 2014 01:27pm

DG Rangers.... what will you say about targeted operation in Karachi now. It has been failed miserably. Terrorists are attacking anywhere at any time time without any fear.

Just me Jun 10, 2014 01:29pm

So, sad.! Where is Imran Khan, Tahir Ulqadri, Ch Shujat, Sheikh Rashid, Maulana Samiul Haq and others.............? Why they are not openly condemn TALIBAN............? Its mean that they are supporters of TALIBAN...!

Now, its time and total responsibility on Pakistan Army to take strict actions against these terrorists as they have taken the OATH to save our people and country both from interior and foreign enemies.

They also don't have to listen to our political leaders as they don't have interest to save the precious lives of our peoples as there habit is just giving statements and have no interest to save our people and country.

asgher Jun 10, 2014 01:29pm

Public awareness is the only way to start some system. Police should start an operation on all the rented apartments and houses in the city. Who rents it and lives there has to be some check and balance. If i am hiring a gatekeeper or a cleaner in my home i should provide his NIC to the police station and his record should be cross checked. Such operations and processes if followed properly pays off at some time.

These incidents are shouting out a huge demand of adapting such systems that we have been ignoring since a long time.

Ashok Pandey Jun 10, 2014 01:29pm

@ishrat salim - Ishrat I understand you are expressing surprise but your lines appear sarcastic.I am just trying to be suggestive You should not be critical at these times and support your country.I am not from pakistan but from India but still feel sorry . Military has to make calculated move but militants dont have to make calculated move.

Abdul Jun 10, 2014 01:30pm

What a miserable times we are living in. Army to flatten the land of Wazirastan.

Girish Jun 10, 2014 01:31pm

@Ali : It is all in your hands. Ending terrorism in entire sub continent is in the hands of Pakistanis. Why are they blaming Allah? I don't understand.

salah Ahmed Jun 10, 2014 01:32pm

This operation speaks volumes for incompetency of those in command of operation at Karachi airport. It is brave Army ,ASF men and poor civilians are killed and there is no one to ask thesm to answer for their deaths.

Rahmat Jun 10, 2014 01:32pm

From the comments here in Dawn, i see many Pakistanis hating these terrorists and would absolutely support any govt move to kill these terrorists. What then stops the govt or army to take steps which the people would love. Never been to Pakistan but i feel people there must be similar to us. cant understand still whats stopping the govt to declare war on terrorists.

Shab Jun 10, 2014 01:32pm

40 years hard work to grow "stratigic assets" for protection of 'national assets'. But we see that stratigic assets are now destroying national assets.

baby doll Jun 10, 2014 01:32pm

good job pak army , NOT. fresh firing reported.

SG Baloch Jun 10, 2014 01:34pm

Sick of all this. We need to pull up our socks now and put and end to this madness, once and for all.

baby doll Jun 10, 2014 01:34pm

All Indian news channel are showing live telecast of this attack from Express TV NEWS. JUST TO MAKE SURE CRICKET NEVER RETURNS TO PAKISTAN AGAIN.

Amna Jun 10, 2014 01:35pm

Irresponsible journalism. Dawn should not be posting pictures/videos of armed services professionals. It is damaging their strategy by exposing them. Please refrain from providing valuable strategic information through your live feed.

haider Jun 10, 2014 01:35pm

@Sahil then how can we get SAUDI OIL MONEY???????????????

Mateen Jun 10, 2014 01:35pm

These terrorists are even on twtter and dailymotion, using the internet and social media like mad. Can't our military hack and locate where these individuals are sending their messages from? This is sick, locate and kill them already. @ Omar Khorasani - twitter :l

khuma Jun 10, 2014 01:35pm

What are you waiting for Mr PM.why don't you declare full operation against the Beasts in human skin.

Girish Jun 10, 2014 01:39pm

@Ahmed : Why do you think Army is interested in taking on these groups wholeheartedly? What makes you so confident?

S Jun 10, 2014 01:39pm

I think we must engage in peace talks.

Bahadur Jun 10, 2014 01:41pm

Looking at the incapability of Pakistani security and defence establishment in preventing Airports and air bases from being targets of Terrorists, the Worst fears of the Pakistani nuclear arsenal falling in their hands may come true very soon.

San Jun 10, 2014 01:41pm

pakistan is a dangerous country in this world

Justice Jun 10, 2014 01:42pm

I thought we were nuclear nation?

Mansoor Ali Jun 10, 2014 01:42pm

@Girish No terrorist can operate without support from someone. These terrorists have high tech ammunition and training. There are no ammunition factories in the barren lands of Wazeristan. So who is supplying all this ammu and training?????

Fabionatoo Jun 10, 2014 01:42pm

@baby doll : Why can't you stop the terrorism and make the cricket to return back to pakistan instead of blaming it on Indian News Channels. This attack is the headlines in all countries in the world including Pakistan. Does it mean all the countries including Pakistan don't want cricket's return in Pakistan? Be logical and use your brain. Get rid of mad part of secularism and get rid of terrorism.

Riza Afghan Jun 10, 2014 01:43pm

Even Somalia is better than Pakistan in security.

Sunil Jun 10, 2014 01:45pm

TTP will make surprise attacks again and again as the Pakistan Air Force and Army had made.

Irfan-ul- Haq Jun 10, 2014 01:48pm

While every passenger at our airports is treated like a suspect why is the ASF unable to preempt these attacks.

Harmony Jun 10, 2014 01:48pm

The attackers fled...seriously???

Anjum Nawaz Jun 10, 2014 01:49pm

Pak Army Please Take Over ....

hurr durr Jun 10, 2014 01:50pm

@Mansoor Ali You don't need someone to give you weapons for free when you can buy it with heroin money and all the grants religious muslims give to madarsas.

There are many arms dealers in central asia who will provide you with all the weapons you need for the right price.

AMIR IKRAM Jun 10, 2014 01:50pm

@pakiboy that seemingly anti-Pakistan sort of comment. Lahore has also become endless terrorism in recent past. it's high time that we become patriotic!

ishan chauhan Jun 10, 2014 01:51pm

seems the taliban frankenstein is turning against it's masters

Syed Mohammad Jun 10, 2014 01:53pm

This is only a trailer of things to come. It's high time good sense prevails, a leader who could take a decisive action emerges to tackle such a grave situation and save the lives of innocent citizens. The rulers have utterly failed in their first and foremost responsibility i.e. to provide security to their citizens! Shame, shame shame...

Syed Hassan Jun 10, 2014 01:54pm

Pak Army should take charge of the Airport, atleast for the interim. Nobody, specially the VVIPs, should be allowed to come to the airport.

This second attack happened because the authorities , were working on the law of averages which failed this time around.

Muscles Jun 10, 2014 01:54pm

Failed state with a failed apparatus of security!!

haider Jun 10, 2014 01:55pm

No one that includes armed forces, government, all political and religous parties care about this city karachi. Even its population does not own it. Karachi has always been a milking cow for everyone. One of the critical mistakes ayub khan made was to shift capital to islamabad which is totally cutoff from reality. Make karachi or some other city like quetta or peshawer or for that matter lahore the capital atleaat those in power will know what the reality of the situation is.

Faraz Jun 10, 2014 01:57pm

2nd attack within 72 hours is more than just an alarm. It is an emergency. security in the city must be on high alert now, Karachi should be taken over by the army and a thorough operation must be carried out. This is a failure not only for the security at such areas, but also for the city government.

Syed Hassan Jun 10, 2014 01:58pm

@ishrat salim: Army cleared the area and handed over to the civilian authorities (CAA in this case) to police and beef up security. Its not Army's job to police the airport. Its CAA's job which they clearly forgot as they have other rather "pressing" assignments to handle.

The Director General of CAA alongwith his team should be fired to do the least.

iftikhar Jun 10, 2014 01:59pm

PPP should leave the government -they cannot run the province and totally failed

dv1936 Jun 10, 2014 01:59pm

Let the army rule once again and fix these kinds of terrorists. Peace talks etc. are just phony exercises. Although well intentioned the peace initiatives have simply emboldened the terrorists to go for Karachi like attacks. Create conditions that the people of Pakistan can live in peace.

Taimur Jun 10, 2014 02:00pm

They made fool of the government. Kept them busy in talks and in parallel prepared for such attacks. Complete failure of the government. Giving another six months to terrorists would mean you don't need Pakistan

Sid Jun 10, 2014 02:00pm

need to SWEEEP all the goths surrounding the airport..

Mobeen Jun 10, 2014 02:04pm

Many facebook pages have been banned by government including the facebook page of music band Laal. How this page of Omer Kharasani is accessible in Pakistan. Shameful. Mr. Interior Minister on which side you are - Pakistanis or terrorists?

Ghalib Jun 10, 2014 02:05pm

When will the Prime Minister and Interior Minister come out of their tortoise shell, They do not even bother to come in the assembly, let alone the attack site.

Mars Jun 10, 2014 02:05pm

@pakiboy kyonkay Punjab nay in say sauda kiya hai

Mobeen Jun 10, 2014 02:05pm

@Hussain Bux Mallah Yes , sure , because PTI already succeeded in negotiations in KPK

Ali Jun 10, 2014 02:06pm

Enemy is trying to involve Pakisan in a war like in SYRIA. Our agencies must seal all the borders and stop terrorists and weapon movement to Pakistan and arrest all terrorists and recover weapons on flash urgent basis.

Sunil Jun 10, 2014 02:06pm

Some terrorists managed to escape. Very poor logistics and planning of Pakistan army.

ISI Lover Jun 10, 2014 02:07pm

its funny to know that they have twitter account. i am afraid about the foreign hands involved. y they cant be traced since they r using internet??

Nav Jun 10, 2014 02:08pm

@ishrat salim I don't know wether I consider your hahahaha as sarcastic or you or more dumb as I thought, not long ago 11 sky marshals from ASF gave away their lives, no wonder why we are struggling, as long as goons like you remains in our society.

Asim Ali Jun 10, 2014 02:09pm

When the leaders of the country, have buildings in Dubai, bank accounts in Switzerland, property in England, when do they not pay tax, what sincerity would they have with the country? Obviously they dont. One day, the armed forces are going to take over the country for good. And the people await that day which I hope is soon

Huzaifah Jun 10, 2014 02:16pm

I shocked to learn that ASF academy is located at Pehlwan Goth. This area is densely populated with criminals and the hub of criminal activities in Gulistan Jauhar Area.

ali ahmed Jun 10, 2014 02:17pm

failure of Rangers to nabbed. them during one year Karachi operation

Liberal Jun 10, 2014 02:19pm

@SG Baloch we have no capacity!!!

Rafay Jun 10, 2014 02:20pm

Just ridiculous to see them fleeing and CAA authority resuming the flights. What are they waiting for bringing down the planes or what -

Irfan Jun 10, 2014 02:20pm

Its time for the Government to clear out the illegal properties.

tanveer Jun 10, 2014 02:23pm

who knows who's account is this ' @omarkhorasani1'. social media should not be believed.

Uzair Jun 10, 2014 02:24pm

All this is not just taking toll on people in Pakistan but beyond - a direct result of poor/no policies of the Govt - they are accuostomed of having '100 onions as well 100 lashes'. Look through the most recent history and i am sure you will find many examples which i dont need to repeat.

Liberal Jun 10, 2014 02:24pm

@Rahmat terrorists are our assets

Irfan baloch Jun 10, 2014 02:24pm

@shibly and all Pakistan military critics, please note that the safety and security of the airports, roads and ASF premises is the responsibility of local police and Airport security force and 34 odd civilian security agencies. not the military...

if these poor civilian personnel can be spared the VIP duties then we wont be looking at the military to come and rescue us. the East Pakistan situation is being created where the entire civilian setup was broken, and army was being asked to do the police work, rescue work, fight the terrorism and defend the borders too. just ask your elected representatives why they need hundreds of police commandos when our airports are left unguarded?

Khalid Jun 10, 2014 02:25pm

Why no head rolls? Pakistani politicians and establishment stick to thier jobs. They are earning from the country and not serving it. Powerless peoples like me can only say God Bless Pakistan. This is the extent what an ordinary Pakistanis can do. Pakistan Zindabad.

Karachitte Jun 10, 2014 02:26pm

@pakiboy Because Punjab Govt has signed an undeclared agreement with them not to attack in Punjab. In return they provide space for their training camp.

Indian Jun 10, 2014 02:26pm

@baby doll They do that for TRP ratings. You are worried about cricket in this difficult moment!!!!?

Anon Jun 10, 2014 02:27pm

Why is there a peace talk with these terrorists? Deal with TTP the way Sri Lanka dealt with LTTE.

Nisar Ahmad Jun 10, 2014 02:27pm

Pl do not make them heroes by posting twitter. They are enemies of Islam and humanity.

Liberal Jun 10, 2014 02:30pm

@Last Word so what should they do?

Sazid Khan Jun 10, 2014 02:31pm

It is Due to the unethical Policy of Pakistani Government that Led to the Killings of Innocent People in Pakistan. ..Hope the Government and ISI stop Peace talk with Taliban who are Killing innocent peoples.

My deep Condolence and respect for the Pakistani brothers from India who are Fighting against terrorism..Hope they Stay safe and secure....Insha Allah

ali ahmed Jun 10, 2014 02:32pm

the Sindh govt.should implement verdict of supreme court regarding illegal engorgement of govt. land.

salman Jun 10, 2014 02:32pm

@Rahmat its the Saudi and qatari aid.remember 1.5bn dollars??

Khwaja Jun 10, 2014 02:33pm

@ishrat salim You certainly seem to be doing a lot by laughing out loud about it.

Anon Jun 10, 2014 02:39pm

Making plans to move to Lahore. Karachi Clifton dweller here. I would stay here if i wanted to, but i can't forgive myself it anything were to happen to my family.

vijaykumar Jun 10, 2014 02:54pm

why the mullahs are not protesting?

Khalid Mian Jun 10, 2014 02:55pm

When will the fools in power understand that they have to tell the people that survival of Pakistan is at stake and they are launching a full scale war against these murderers. The people should be mentally prepared to sacrifice like in any other war. Simple rule followed by British, every crime was punished by destruction of the area, and stoppage of all supplies.

Rahmat Jun 10, 2014 02:56pm

good that attackers have fled. but they should be nabbed and arrested.

Surprisingly no statement from pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif

Bong Jun 10, 2014 02:58pm

@ Ali - 25 years too late to seal borders.

Ch.Nasir Jun 10, 2014 02:59pm

Allah have the mercy over Pakistan, but the past & present governments must be criticized for insufficient funding and for not tracing up that investments are made on high-tech solutions. Beyond that PAKMIL can now say that, this is the outcome of the peace process with TTP, even though they are also muslims, thousands cannot terrorize and destroy the land of 185 m. paks.

Syed Mohammad Jun 10, 2014 03:01pm

This was very much expected from such incompetent authorities.

jake Jun 10, 2014 03:07pm

@Just me You voted them in, their supporters have blood on their hands. Karachi wake up

Anon Jun 10, 2014 03:07pm

When will our establishment realize that their strategic assets in the name of TTP is a stronger threat to Pakistan than their potential contribution to the say of Pakistan in Afghanistan affair. Root them out and peace will prevail within and across the western border.

jake Jun 10, 2014 03:08pm

@pakiboy Kyun ke PTI, JI aur PMLN jaisee party support kar theen hain Taliban ko, aur unhoney hee vote diya hai inn jaamaton ko. Wake up Karachi waloon

msm Jun 10, 2014 03:10pm

they came to play a friendly match with asf team. Its a good practice for better vigilance. keep doing this with others also, like Rangers, police, etc.

TTP and associates are doing a great job at various levels. Officially, or, unofficially, assigned the job, by some foreign elements having great influence over, our so called Govt.

Asad Jun 10, 2014 03:13pm

It would not end because some people love our enemy they still want negotiations with them.

Ghalib Jun 10, 2014 03:23pm

So you let them escape 'BRAVO'

Yes may be you need them for peace talks

Vinod Jun 10, 2014 03:23pm

Who knows these are target practices only? God forbid, but what f a massive attack is coming. Hopefully Pakistan Army will finish this once and for all.

Masood Aziz Syed Jun 10, 2014 03:26pm

Well done Pakistan Security Forces for making Pakistan and the world safe for peace loving people. My Salaams to all Shaeeds. Allah Kareem accept and place their souls in HEAVEN.

Divaker pandey Jun 10, 2014 03:27pm

some most influenced persons are supporting TTP in Pakistan, i am surprised how those terrorist entered in high security zone with huge weapons. and these person shouting the name of India, his motive to close the newly started communication between indo pakistan. kyonki unki dukan india aur pakistan ke nafrat se hi chalti hai.

Ashok Pandey Jun 10, 2014 03:30pm

Come on how can they vanish???? Thats not done

Khan saheb Jun 10, 2014 03:30pm

and we still want to negotaite with the terrorists??

Taimour Ali Jun 10, 2014 03:36pm

What a shame and disgrace for Pakistan !!!!

Sardar Tayyab Haider Jun 10, 2014 03:44pm

we have now only one option to kill taliban. jag outho pakistanio. We are with our army and we are ready to even sacrifice our lives for this cause Inshallah.

Ajamal Jun 10, 2014 03:45pm

Continuous security failures. Seven innocent people died as a direct result of our security forces' callous disregard to the lives of common people. While I salute the bravery of soldiers (all security forces), I also demand that senior security officers must be fired for ineptness and criminal negligence.

ABL Jun 10, 2014 03:46pm

just few weeks back, Pakistan Cricket Board was inviting Sri Lanka cricket team to visit Pakistan and resume international home matches. Sorry, can't even think about it for the next 5 years!!

Ajamal Jun 10, 2014 03:47pm

Let Nawaz Sharif hand over the government to TTP. This drama of democracy must end.

Nadeem Jun 10, 2014 03:57pm

In Britain, all criminals using twitter accounts to abuse others were caught and sentenced.

Why Pakistan can't find these people?

Ali Jun 10, 2014 04:16pm

Ah they can run faster than ASF and now I can not say "you can run but can't hide" since they successfully ran away

Dar Jun 10, 2014 04:20pm

Forget talks. Hit the TTP hard and smash them. The politicians can't be allowed to posture any longer

ashique afridi Jun 10, 2014 04:35pm

allah swt help those who help themselves. or in other words, there is no help coming from above. help ourlelves.

Faisal Jun 10, 2014 05:51pm

I can not believe this where is the bulletproof vest for the security staff how they are going to protect if they are ill equipped

Seedoo Jun 10, 2014 06:00pm

Why have they not caught the attackers? They should not stop until they are found alive or dead, but the former is better.

Shivan Jun 10, 2014 06:29pm

Good they have fled. How about catching them?

Khan Jun 10, 2014 06:39pm

The unabated land grabbing by migrants from Punjab and KPK is a security threat and major cause of crime, operation needs to be launched to retrieve the state land expel these criminals

Taimur Jun 10, 2014 07:39pm

How can they claim responsibility. According to PMLN, PTI, JI, JUIF, ANP, PPP........... they are the main stakeholders

Mirza Jun 10, 2014 09:27pm

There is very little security between Pahlwaan Goth and the airport. A barbed wire fence is not enough. The best option would have been removal of houses from the vicinity but since that is not possible , a wall should be built between the road and the fence. Wall should be electronically secured, with and the fence should be electrified . If Sindh government can spend 100 million in erecting a wall at the Bilawal House , it can certainly spend a few millions to do this. Will it be done ?. Don't think so.

baba Jun 10, 2014 11:44pm

Should not every thing have been sealed off and locked down. How did second attack take place and then flee without being caught? Our protectors have no planning at all other than for themselves. what does this say about our defenders?

Ali Jun 11, 2014 12:11am

For how long will Shahbaz Sharif continue to protect and fund (Saudi money) the outlawed terrors like Lashkar e Jhangvi etc. they are carrying out these attacks for money. Shahbaz sharif and Rana Sanaullah should be jailed for protecting and giving safe heavento these criminals

Saad Jun 11, 2014 01:02am

How is this Terrorist allowed to have a Twitter account! Deny these terrorists any visibility over the media! I've reported against him and so should other people!

kirther Jun 11, 2014 01:52am

It is abundantly evident that PML-N in the center and PPP in Sind are incompetent and impotent and that they cannot carryout a meaningful operation against Taliban, it is high time that all civilized and liberal people must support a full scale military operation against terrorist and extremist elements throughout the country rather then selective action in certain areas.

Shams Jun 11, 2014 02:55am

@Anon, I feel and Smell War for Expensive and Prized Real Estate around Jinnah Terminal. May be we will hear Voices soon to relocate Jinnah Terminal same way we heard after Attack on Air force base.....

Ahmer Jun 11, 2014 09:51am

"Bid to disable Aviation System Thwarted" Sounds like the biggest victory since Bin Qasim defeated Raja Dahir. Thank you, Mian Sahib.

Rajesh Yadav Jun 12, 2014 09:23pm

@Mansoor Ali : It is very easy to make ammo, no need for factories.