At least 20 militants stormed the PNS Mehran Base near Shahrah-e-Faisal in Karachi on May 22, triggering explosions and gunbattles three weeks after the US killing of Osama bin Laden. –Photo by Reuters

As Karachi came under attack again, with Taliban militants assaulting the headquarters of Pakistan’s naval air force, battling security forces in the most brazen attack in the country since the killing of Osama bin Laden, killing 13 people, injuring 16 others and blowing up at least two military aircraft, questions about the state of security have once more become the focal point of all debates. Dawn.com brings you the critical reflections of a community plagued with terrorism.

Comments have been picked from the current trending topics on Twitter: #PNSMehran: http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23pnsmehran #karachiattacks: http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23karachiattacks #karachi: http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23karachi

hiranajam: The attack was highly coordinated, they knew where to go and what to hit.

sharmeenochinoy: For all of u who believe that no Muslim could kill another Muslim-Lets arrange special tour 2 Taliban suicide schools 4 u.

mirza_sohail: Reminds me of Ojiri camp Rawalpindi in the 80's. US destroying their assets from falling into enemy hands.

SundusRasheed: for shame American media! For not covering the Karachi attacks the way it should be. If a couple of Americans had died it might sell better?

Rafiazakaria: Mullah Omar is playing angry birds in PNS Mehran Ibrahim M Khalil: Want to know the physiotherapist of the Taliban. Such a quick recovery after broken back.

zayeph zayeph: Terrorists were able to destroy 2 p3orions, how can you call the attack unsuccessful?

smokenfog: So the PNS Mehran attack was not a violation of our selective 'sovereignty'?

 

shumyl: tribute to all those brave soldiers who died during this operation

Walie: Am not worried with the price tag being associated with these planes, I am worried whether we'll get these again in our fleet?

Razarumi: Sad. Despite the ghastly attacks & mayhem in Karachi, analysts R regurgitating the conspiracy theories & failing 2 identify the REAL enemy.

 

hafsahsyed: Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear arsenal in the world. Despite that, we continue to have security lapses. Why?

prem_adh: Wondering if Pakistan should have insured those warplanes destroyed by the Talibans in Karachi.

Umair_Aziz: The terrorists were wearing stealth suits and hence passed security undetected.

EvolvedSapien: Unlike popular belief in Pak, Indians really feel sad when tragedies occur there everyday. We are one and the same after all.

 

thekarachikid: What has happened in the course of 18 hrs & what will be told to public are 2 different things.

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