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Gunmen Attack Karachi TV Station

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Gunmen have opened fire on a local television station in Karachi, injuring a guard and an employee.

Police officials said four men on two motorcycles attacked Aaj News on June 25 with automatic guns, also damaging some cars before fleeing.

Aaj News TV's director, Rashid Mehmood, said there had been no previous threats made from any militant group to the Urdu-language television station.

However, a spokesman for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Ehsanullah Ehsan, claimed responsibility for the attack.

He threatened the attack could be repeated if TV coverage of the Taliban's point of view "is not given equal [treatment] to that of the government and the army."

Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters
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