Fire illuminates the sky above the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi where security forces are fighting with attackers Sunday night, June 8, 2014, in Pakistan. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
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Thirty people were killed as Pakistan's military fought an all-night battle Monday with Taliban gunmen who besieged Karachi airport, and it emerged up to seven workers could still be trapped in cold-storage facilities.Late Monday, families of seven airport workers blocked Karachi's main road demanding that authorities work toward freeing their relatives who were trapped in cold-storage facilities to escape the carnage.The bodies of the 18 victims of the Taliban assault – including 11 airport security guards and four workers from Pakistan International Airlines – were taken to a Karachi hospital where another 26 wounded were being treated, a hospital official said.In the restive North Waziristan tribal district some 1,000 kilometers north of Karachi, residents and officials said 58,000 people, mainly women and children had fled the area for the northwest, fearing a long-awaited offensive was imminent.
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