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Blasts, gunshots as armed militants storm Pakistan's largest airport
RT ^ | 6-8-2014 | RT

Posted on 06/08/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT by tcrlaf

At least 5 people have reportedly been killed and an airport emergency declared after heavily armed militants stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. Twelve militants are thought to be inside and fire is seen rising from the scene.

The militants launched grenades and opened fire as they entered the building. Two of the terrorists have reportedly been killed.

At least three blasts were heard, and an airport emergency has been declared, with flight operations suspended, reported the local Karachi Post.

The five people killed are Airport Security Force (ASF) staff, according to Pakistani news channel Geo.tv

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: haqqani; imu; isi; karachi; karachiairport; pakistan; pakistanairport; terrorism
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A very large terror attack is currently underway at Karachi Airport
1 posted on 06/08/2014 12:46:08 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf; Cap Huff

Heads up.


2 posted on 06/08/2014 12:49:29 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: tcrlaf

Twitter is all over the place on this, various reports of six to “Dozens of attackers.

One aircraft on fire, one supposedly hijacked.

This started about 90 minutes ago.


3 posted on 06/08/2014 12:50:35 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Dog
4 teams entering thru 3 points....disguised as security.

Mumbai revisited?

4 posted on 06/08/2014 12:51:35 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: tcrlaf

RT:
4 to 5 planes have sustained damages after #Karachi airport attack: sources


5 posted on 06/08/2014 12:52:06 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

India better go on high alert...they may want a plane.


6 posted on 06/08/2014 12:53:24 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Dog
Mumbai revisited?

Mumbai was in India. So it's either terrorists more radical than the average for Pakistan, or, far less likely, Hindus.

7 posted on 06/08/2014 12:53:42 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: tcrlaf

Nothing to see, move along, Kerry says it’s just some street thugs... Susan Rice is even now formulating her respon
se


8 posted on 06/08/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Dog

good idea.


9 posted on 06/08/2014 12:54:22 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tcrlaf

As I said, Twitter is all over the place with reports, including that an International Aircraft may have been hijacked.

It is really blowing up right now


10 posted on 06/08/2014 12:54:27 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Dog

India better go on high alert...they may want a plane.


My first thought was that this had something to do with the missing Malaysian airliner.


11 posted on 06/08/2014 12:54:41 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation leads to ... you don't want to go there, buddy.)
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To: tcrlaf

Looks like I’ll have to re-schedule my trip.


12 posted on 06/08/2014 12:55:01 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: tcrlaf
Grenade thrown into VIP lounge. At least two aircraft on fire.
13 posted on 06/08/2014 12:55:09 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Pearls Before Swine

You missed my point...Mumbai style attack using several teams to inflict as much damage as possible.


14 posted on 06/08/2014 12:55:33 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: tcrlaf; All

Al Jazeera now breaking, as well:

Heavy fighting reported at Karachi airport

Group attacks international terminal with guns and grenades, with at least five people killed, medical sources say.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/heavy-fighting-reported-at-karachi-airport-201468185852200231.html


15 posted on 06/08/2014 12:56:10 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: NormsRevenge

“The terrorists are honorable and just need an airport.”

-———Susan Rice

“Attacks not so bad. We can redirect to Kabul.”

———Jogn F. Kerry, formally of Viet Nam and Cambodia


16 posted on 06/08/2014 12:56:50 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: tcrlaf

Unconfirmed sources from #Karachi intl. airport that terrorists have hijacked an airplane full of passengers.


17 posted on 06/08/2014 12:57:44 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: NormsRevenge

Routine workplace violence.


18 posted on 06/08/2014 12:57:51 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Susan Rice is even now formulating her response

She's waiting for the White Hut to tell her it's because of a YouTube video.

19 posted on 06/08/2014 12:58:44 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: blackdog

Taliban showing gratitude for release of their commanders. Flying plane to Qatar to pick them up.


20 posted on 06/08/2014 12:59:01 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: tcrlaf

I’m sure they are scouring YouTube now to find a video to blame it on.


21 posted on 06/08/2014 12:59:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: windcliff; All

Jon Williams, ABC News Tweets:

-Officials: heavy smoke seen from one side of Karachi airport. Explosions heard. Airport security force personnel reported killed

-Police believe at least 10 terrorists attacking Karachi airport - busiest in Pakistan.

(latest 8 minutes ago)
-Update from DG Pakistan military PR. Army Troops moved to Airport, have started reaching. Taking positions


22 posted on 06/08/2014 1:01:30 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: morphing libertarian

According to Kerry, these are not terrorists, these are just “Freedom Fighters” terrorism was dude like 12 years ago


23 posted on 06/08/2014 1:03:43 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

airplane mechanics conducting a pre-flight check


24 posted on 06/08/2014 1:04:40 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; All

Unconfirmed Tweet

1 Aircraft has been hijacked ,2 aircrafts totally burnt down and 6 others partially damaged at Jinnah-airport


25 posted on 06/08/2014 1:04:53 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

These extremists are a bloodthirsty lot. I say we show them plenty of their own blood and see how they like it.


26 posted on 06/08/2014 1:05:48 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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AFP, via Yahoo News:
Pakistan’s Karachi airport under attack: officials
http://news.yahoo.com/pakistans-karachi-airport-under-attack-officials-191503030.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


27 posted on 06/08/2014 1:06:09 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: berdie

later


28 posted on 06/08/2014 1:06:11 PM PDT by berdie
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To: tcrlaf

Just practice, a live rehearsal, for what (they call militants), to take over Pakistan’s nuclear weapons facilities.


29 posted on 06/08/2014 1:06:36 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: tcrlaf

Something to take the attention of Bowe and Barry and the Taliban terrorists who should have been dead before they were taken to Gitmo.


30 posted on 06/08/2014 1:07:20 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: tcrlaf

Why not? If they’re captured they’ll just trade with Obama to release them.

The Democrats hitched their wagon to Obama and now he’s pulled them over a cliff.
EVERY terrorist attack now belongs to the Democrats.


31 posted on 06/08/2014 1:10:02 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: tcrlaf

Pakistan? SHOCK!/s


32 posted on 06/08/2014 1:11:00 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: morphing libertarian

Susan Rice: “This is just a local reaction to California Chrome not winning the Triple Crown”


33 posted on 06/08/2014 1:13:01 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: tcrlaf
Scratch Pakistan off the list off places I always wanted to go and visit. </sarc>
34 posted on 06/08/2014 1:13:17 PM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: bigbob

of course


35 posted on 06/08/2014 1:14:10 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: tcrlaf; All

Has CNN mentioned this is happening, yet?


36 posted on 06/08/2014 1:14:35 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

CNN won’t mention it, but I bet they will mention the shooting that just took place at a Las Vegas Wal-mart..CNN and MSNBC only cover stories they can gain politically on


37 posted on 06/08/2014 1:16:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: tcrlaf

Another twitter update:

BREAKING: Planes of PIA, Air Blue and an int’l airline have been destroyed in the attack on #Karachi Airport!


38 posted on 06/08/2014 1:21:23 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Tonytitan
Tonytitan:" Susan Rice is even now formulating her response
She's waiting for the White Hut to tell her it's because of a YouTube video.

EXACTLY !!... It worked once , why not try it again !!

39 posted on 06/08/2014 1:21:29 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; All

Wall Street Journal:

Flights diverted, some planes on fire. Large scale attack on Karachi airport under way
http://online.wsj.com/articles/gunmen-attack-karachi-airport-1402255770


40 posted on 06/08/2014 1:22:15 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

News media here in the US only reports things if the story involves perceived racism due to CLIMATE CHANGE! or Conservative Christian opinions.


41 posted on 06/08/2014 1:22:36 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: tcrlaf

The Taliban are after Pakistan’s nukes, with Zero’s tacit blessing.


42 posted on 06/08/2014 1:22:54 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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LIVE FEED of Karachi Airport Attack coverage:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1qu3sj_geo-news-live_news

Tweets:

-ASF uniforms used by half of the terrorists. Rest wearing commando jackets.

-Emirates flight passengers now safe inside terminal


43 posted on 06/08/2014 1:25:25 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: windcliff

Susan Rice: “This attack, which has NOTHING to do with terror, is likely in response to the National Rifle Association — who, last week, refused to endorse Man-made Global Warming.”


44 posted on 06/08/2014 1:28:15 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Dallas59
"News media here in the US only reports things if the story involves perceived racism due to CLIMATE CHANGE! or Conservative Christian opinions.

Absolutely correct.
I've just flipped through the "news" channels on cable and saw nothing about the airport attack. Even Fox is only showing some airhead medical show. Nothing on the treason channel CNN either.

45 posted on 06/08/2014 1:28:42 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: tcrlaf

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/08/world/asia/pakistan-karachi-airport-attack/index.html

As of 15 minutes ago.


46 posted on 06/08/2014 1:28:43 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: tcrlaf
disgruntled union workers?
47 posted on 06/08/2014 1:32:17 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: tcrlaf

Chechens...


48 posted on 06/08/2014 1:35:24 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: tcrlaf

Let’s watch what they do with the terrorists after they are captured.


49 posted on 06/08/2014 1:35:37 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves. America is no longer a Free Country.)
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To: Chode; All

Tweet from “Karachi Post”:

Many dead bodies lying at the runway.


50 posted on 06/08/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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