Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Pakistan

Seven More Bodies Found At Karachi Airport

Pakistani rescue workers have recovered the charred remains of seven people trapped inside a cold-storage facility at Karachi airport.

The discovery comes after heavily armed Taliban militants stormed the country's busiest airport late on June 8 and battled with security forces for hours.

Some of the attackers wore uniforms of security officers and suicide bomber vests.

Officials said the seven burned bodies were brought to the hospital on June 10, bringing to at least 35 the death toll from the attack, including the 10 attackers.

They said the bodies were burned beyond recognition.

In a phone call to RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal, the Pakistani Taliban -- Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) -- said the attack was in retaliation for the death of TTP leader Hakimullah Masud in a U.S. drone strike last year.
 

Based on reporting by AFP and AP

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