Dawn reported that some attackers had managed to get inside one plane and that three planes had been damaged. Geo News said two attackers were also reported dead and that smoke is billowing from the terminal. The terminal is not normally used for commercial flights but for cargo and special VIP operations. Pakistan has been fighting an Islamist insurgency for more than a decade, with the Pakistani Taliban the main militant group. Karachi has been a frequent target for insurgent attacks. Gunmen attacked a naval base there in 2011, killing 10 personnel and destroying two aircraft in a 17-hour siege.
Reported by BBC News