Pakistan rangers take part in a search operation after the firing incident near Karachi airport in Karachi on June 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM
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Gunmen in Pakistan attacked a training facility for airport police near the Karachi airport Tuesday, forcing a temporary suspension of flights and triggering a brief shootout with security forces just days after a Taliban assault on the country's busiest airfield.Karachi is a sprawling city of at least 18 million people, and members of the Pakistani Taliban in recent years have migrated to the city from the northwest to escape military operations and drone strikes there.Tuesday's firefight came on the heels of a ferocious siege Sunday night by 10 Taliban fighters who stormed a VIP and cargo terminal at the Karachi airport in an attack that killed 26 people as well as the Taliban gunmen. At least 11 members of the Airport Security Force were killed during that attack.
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