Transcript for Taliban Attack Pakistan Airport
You can can. But terrorism and on -- heavily used international airport a gun fight between the military and the Taliban. That left 28 people dead right now the international hot spot. -- -- -- -- -- -- The airport in Pakistan's largest city under siege for fourteen hours Pakistan's military taking back the airport this morning. In a full scale assault killing the ten surgeons ABC's Mohamad who has the latest on the attacks and the aftermath. The attack was unprecedented. Pakistan's biggest city Karachi woke up this morning with its report in flames. It's the latest most chilling attack yet by the Taliban. Ten militants -- disguised as security guards stormed in these are some of their weapons machine -- suicide vests and several grenade launchers the battle so fierce it took Pakistani army commandos five hours to regain control. When the dust had settled officials say at least 28 people including ten militants were dead. The attack putting the airport in full -- shocked passengers including many who were stuck on planes stranded on the tarmac were helpless as smoke -- into the sky into army vehicles sprinted across the runway. One passenger tweeting. Heavy firing started again. Full panic on board and later the fear of death what -- -- hundreds of other people of experienced. The Taliban are claiming responsibility for this attack saying it was in revenge for US drone strike that killed one of their top commanders last -- All of the major airports here in Pakistan have been put under high alert in case of more attacks. And the very real concern here is that all it took was so few people to breach security in a place that should have been so well protected. Mohammed -- like ABC news Islamabad Pakistan. And you can't he can't keep up with this story in real time by downloading the ABC news -- -- starting this story for exclusive updates on the go. Even watching international hot spot and -- that's where in New York.
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