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Pakistan: Karachi airport reopens 24 hours after terrorist attack


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Pakistan: Karachi airport reopens 24 hours after terrorist attack

Karachi’s international airport has reopened a day after a terrorist attack left at least 18 people dead.

Ten gunmen disguised as police guards stormed the international terminal on Sunday evening, setting off explosions and opening fire. They were all killed during the five hour gun battle with security forces.

Passengers travelling on Monday had mixed feelings about their safety. One said: “We’re not afraid. We have our army, our country. We sacrifice our lives for our country. What fear? It is not a problem. But it is sad that in a Muslim country such a situation is occurring.”

Another admitted he was nervous, saying: “I am scared of Karachi. This has created a very bad image of Pakistan and we are all suffering.”

The first funerals for those killed in the attack were held on Monday.

The Pakistani Taliban says it was behind the assault and has threatened more attacks in revenge for the killing of its leader in a US drone strike.

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