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3.15 pm: Satellite photos show plane blown to bits Satellite images by Google Maps have shown a plane in the parking bay blown to bits, after the attack by militants early this morning. You can <a href=http://www.firstpost.com/photos/photos-satellite-images-of-karachi-airport-show-plane-blown-to-bits-1562401.html target=_blank>view more pictures here.</a> <a href=http://www.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Karachi-Airport_940.jpg><img class=alignleft size-full wp-image-1562485 src=http://www.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Karachi-Airport_940.jpg alt=Karachi-Airport_940 width=380 height=285 /></a> 2.07 pm: Indian Home Ministry issues advisory, puts all airports on alert Following the brazen attack at Karachi airport, the Indian Union Home Ministry today issued advisories to all Indian airports and put them on alert, tightening security. 11.31 am:Paramilitary spokesperson says Karachi airport cleared of militants Pakistani security forces said they had cleared the Karachi airport of militants nearly 12 hours after the start of a siege that left at least 24 people dead, a paramilitary official said. The attack is over and we have cleared the area of all militants, and we will hand over the airport to the Civil Aviation Authority at at 12.00 pm (0700 GMT), paramilitary Rangers spokesman Sibtain Rizvi told reporters, <em>AFP</em> reported. 11.11 am: Fresh shots were fired at a different location within the airport <em>Geo TV</em> reported that the shots were fired at about 8:30 in the morning after the army said the airport had been swept for militants and ammunition. The location of the firing in the morning was different from where the attacks took place last night. However, due to security concerns, location of the firing was not disclosed. <strong style=font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;>10.00 am: Two explosions heard inside airport Two explosions have just been heard inside the Karachi international airport. Although it is not yet known what may have caused the explosions, there is speculation that the militants still inside the airport have blown themselves up. The Pakistani military relaunched security operations a short while ago amid fresh firing from inside the airport. Meanwhile<span style=color: #292f33;>Indian airports have also been put on high alert.</span> 9.30 am: Pakistan military relaunches security operations The Pakistan military has relaunched security operations inside the Karachi airport, as fresh firing was heard inside a workshop area of the Karachi international airport. One Pakistan Ranger is reportedly injured. <span style=color: #000000;>We have relaunched the operation and called in additional troops, said Sibtain Rizvi, spokesman for the Rangers paramilitary force, adding that one police officer had been injured in the firing.</span> An <em>AFP</em> reporter at the scene said gunshots could be heard inside the airport and that rangers and elite commandos were rushing inside. The initial assault at the Jinnah International Airport began late Sunday and raged until dawn, when the military said that all 10 militants had been killed. Equipped with suicide vests, grenades and rocket launchers, they had battled security forces in one of the most brazen attacks in years in Pakistan's biggest city. Among the 14 victims were security personnel and four airport workers. Three militants are believed to be still inside. Meanwhile<em> Geo News</em> quotedPakistani rangers as saying that a sweep was still on, adding that forces had also recovered i<span style=color: #222222;>njections and AK 47's from the site. The injections may have been to quell pain in case of injury, one official told the agency.</span> 9.17 am: One security man injured in fresh firing at Karachi airport The latest reports coming in indicate that one person has been injured in fresh firing at the Karachi international airport. Express News Pakistan has reportedly said that there are three terrorists still inside the airport. https://twitter.com/taahir_khan/status/475844644022931456 https://twitter.com/taahir_khan/status/475844644022931456 https://twitter.com/omar_quraishi/status/475849745051574273 MeanwhilePakistan s<span style=color: #292f33;>ecurity forces have cordoned off the area around the Jinnah International airport.</span> https://twitter.com/omar_quraishi/status/475847245816819712 https://twitter.com/TangleReality/status/475846881227329536 The latest trouble came with tensions already high over the arrest in Britain of the exiled leader of Pakistan's MQM party, which dominates politics in Karachi -- Pakistan's economic centre and main port. 9.10 am: Fresh firing heard at terminal 1 There are now reports coming in of fresh firing at the Karachi airport. Pakistan media channels are saying that the firing has been heard at a workshop area insidethe airport. It was not immediately clear what the cause was. Earlier the Pakistan army said that all the terrorists involved in the attack on the airport had been killed. Further information is awaited. 8.57 am: All attackers were of Uzbek nationality, say DG rangers DG Rangers Sindh Major General Rizvan Akhtar has confirmed the identity of all terrorists- All Uzbeks, at a press conference by the DG Rangers. The press conference also revealed that there were 3 suicide bombers among the 10 attackers, while the other 7 were killed by security forces. 8.54 am: Security stepped up in Islamabad, Lahore The Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad and the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore have also been placed on 'red alert' following the deadly Taliban attack on the Karachi airport. Additional security personnel were deployed around areas of the airports and additional police personnel were deployed. All security agencies may be involved to ensure the protection of an installation at this alert level, an airport official told <em>Dawn</em>. 8.26 am:Hafiz Saeed blames Modi JUD chief Hafiz Saeed, who is widely believed to be the mastermind of the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, has said that Narendra Modi's 'new security team' is responsible for the attack on the Karachi airport, despite the Taliban claiming responsibility. In a series of tweets, Saeed claimed that the nation knew who the 'real enemy' was and called on the Pakistani government to 'show some spine' and end relations with India. https://twitter.com/HafizSaeedJUD/status/475802990964523010 https://twitter.com/HafizSaeedJUD/status/475804204431192064 https://twitter.com/JuD_Official/status/475782216249651201 8.02 am:Tehreek-e-Taliban claim responsibility for Karachi airport attack The Tehreek-e-Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack on the Karachi airport. <span style=color: #262626;>The militants claimed responsibility a few hours after the Pakistan army said that a six hour siege of the airport had ended.</span> Although it was not clear what reasons the Tehreek-e-Taliban had given for the attacks, they come even as government-led peace talks with the local Taliban faction and other militants have floundered in recent weeks. 7.38 am: Pak army says Karachi airport attackers carried 'Indian made' weapons With the attack on the Karachi international airport finally ending, attention is now turning to who is responsible for the audacious 26/11 style attack. No one has claimed responsibility so far. While some reports have implicated the Taliban, a news report <a href=http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/militant-attack-on-karachi-airport-four-security-personnel-killed/1/365966.html target=_blank>by <em>India Today</em></a> quoted the Pakistan Rangers as saying that the weapons recovered from the militants are of Indian make. There has however been no official claim made in this regard as yet.

<strong>3.15 pm: Satellite photos show plane blown to bits</strong> Satellite images by Google Maps have shown a plane in the parking bay blown to bits, after the attack by militants early this morning. You can <a href=http://www.firstpost.com/photos/photos-satellite-images-of-karachi-airport-show-plane-blown-to-bits-1562401.html target=_blank>view more pictures here.</a> <a href=http://www.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Karachi-Airport_940.jpg><img class=alignleft size-full wp-image-1562485 src=http://www.firstpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Karachi-Airport_940.jpg alt=Karachi-Airport_940 width=380 height=285 /></a> <strong>2.07 pm: Indian Home Ministry issues advisory, puts all airports on alert</strong> Following the brazen attack at Karachi airport, the Indian Union Home Ministry today issued advisories to all Indian airports and put them on alert, tightening security. <strong>11.31 am:Paramilitary spokesperson says Karachi airport cleared of militants</strong> Pakistani security forces said they had cleared the Karachi airport of militants nearly 12 hours after the start of a siege that left at least 24 people dead, a paramilitary official said. The attack is over and we have cleared the area of all militants, and we will hand over the airport to the Civil Aviation Authority at at 12.00 pm (0700 GMT), paramilitary Rangers spokesman Sibtain Rizvi told reporters, <em>AFP</em> reported. <strong>11.11 am: Fresh shots were fired at a different location within the airport</strong> <em>Geo TV</em> reported that the shots were fired at about 8:30 in the morning after the army said the airport had been swept for militants and ammunition. The location of the firing in the morning was different from where the attacks took place last night. However, due to security concerns, location of the firing was not disclosed. <strong style=font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;>10.00 am: Two explosions heard inside airport</strong> Two explosions have just been heard inside the Karachi international airport. Although it is not yet known what may have caused the explosions, there is speculation that the militants still inside the airport have blown themselves up. The Pakistani military relaunched security operations a short while ago amid fresh firing from inside the airport. Meanwhile<span style=color: #292f33;>Indian airports have also been put on high alert.</span> <strong>9.30 am: Pakistan military relaunches security operations</strong> The Pakistan military has relaunched security operations inside the Karachi airport, as fresh firing was heard inside a workshop area of the Karachi international airport. One Pakistan Ranger is reportedly injured. <span style=color: #000000;>We have relaunched the operation and called in additional troops, said Sibtain Rizvi, spokesman for the Rangers paramilitary force, adding that one police officer had been injured in the firing.</span> An <em>AFP</em> reporter at the scene said gunshots could be heard inside the airport and that rangers and elite commandos were rushing inside. The initial assault at the Jinnah International Airport began late Sunday and raged until dawn, when the military said that all 10 militants had been killed. Equipped with suicide vests, grenades and rocket launchers, they had battled security forces in one of the most brazen attacks in years in Pakistan\'s biggest city. Among the 14 victims were security personnel and four airport workers. Three militants are believed to be still inside. Meanwhile<em> Geo News</em> quotedPakistani rangers as saying that a sweep was still on, adding that forces had also recovered i<span style=color: #222222;>njections and AK 47\'s from the site. The injections may have been to quell pain in case of injury, one official told the agency.</span> <strong>9.17 am: One security man injured in fresh firing at Karachi airport</strong> The latest reports coming in indicate that one person has been injured in fresh firing at the Karachi international airport. Express News Pakistan has reportedly said that there are three terrorists still inside the airport. https://twitter.com/taahir_khan/status/475844644022931456 https://twitter.com/taahir_khan/status/475844644022931456 https://twitter.com/omar_quraishi/status/475849745051574273 MeanwhilePakistan s<span style=color: #292f33;>ecurity forces have cordoned off the area around the Jinnah International airport.</span> https://twitter.com/omar_quraishi/status/475847245816819712 https://twitter.com/TangleReality/status/475846881227329536 The latest trouble came with tensions already high over the arrest in Britain of the exiled leader of Pakistan\'s MQM party, which dominates politics in Karachi -- Pakistan\'s economic centre and main port. <strong>9.10 am: Fresh firing heard at terminal 1</strong> There are now reports coming in of fresh firing at the Karachi airport. Pakistan media channels are saying that the firing has been heard at a workshop area insidethe airport. It was not immediately clear what the cause was. Earlier the Pakistan army said that all the terrorists involved in the attack on the airport had been killed. Further information is awaited. <strong>8.57 am: All attackers were of Uzbek nationality, say DG rangers</strong> DG Rangers Sindh Major General Rizvan Akhtar has confirmed the identity of all terrorists- All Uzbeks, at a press conference by the DG Rangers. The press conference also revealed that there were 3 suicide bombers among the 10 attackers, while the other 7 were killed by security forces. <strong>8.54 am: Security stepped up in Islamabad, Lahore</strong> The Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad and the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore have also been placed on \'red alert\' following the deadly Taliban attack on the Karachi airport. Additional security personnel were deployed around areas of the airports and additional police personnel were deployed. All security agencies may be involved to ensure the protection of an installation at this alert level, an airport official told <em>Dawn</em>. <strong>8.26 am:Hafiz Saeed blames Modi</strong> JUD chief Hafiz Saeed, who is widely believed to be the mastermind of the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, has said that Narendra Modi\'s \'new security team\' is responsible for the attack on the Karachi airport, despite the Taliban claiming responsibility. In a series of tweets, Saeed claimed that the nation knew who the \'real enemy\' was and called on the Pakistani government to \'show some spine\' and end relations with India. https://twitter.com/HafizSaeedJUD/status/475802990964523010 https://twitter.com/HafizSaeedJUD/status/475804204431192064 https://twitter.com/JuD_Official/status/475782216249651201 <strong>8.02 am:Tehreek-e-Taliban claim responsibility for Karachi airport attack</strong> The Tehreek-e-Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack on the Karachi airport. <span style=color: #262626;>The militants claimed responsibility a few hours after the Pakistan army said that a six hour siege of the airport had ended.</span> Although it was not clear what reasons the Tehreek-e-Taliban had given for the attacks, they come even as government-led peace talks with the local Taliban faction and other militants have floundered in recent weeks. <strong>7.38 am: Pak army says Karachi airport attackers carried \'Indian made\' weapons</strong> With the attack on the Karachi international airport finally ending, attention is now turning to who is responsible for the audacious 26/11 style attack. No one has claimed responsibility so far. While some reports have implicated the Taliban, a news report <a href=http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/militant-attack-on-karachi-airport-four-security-personnel-killed/1/365966.html target=_blank>by <em>India Today</em></a> quoted the Pakistan Rangers as saying that the weapons recovered from the militants are of Indian make. There has however been no official claim made in this regard as yet. [caption id=attachment_1561657 align=alignleft width=380 View full gallery