Karachi airport attack: Siege unfolds amid speculation on Twitter

Many on Twitter blamed India for the attack and debate around internal security failure raged even as the army gained control of the situation.

FP Staff June 09, 2014 08:45:04 IST
Karachi airport attack: Siege unfolds amid speculation on Twitter

Even as terrorists gained access to Karachi airport and killed 21 people, Twitter was abuzz as authorities, journalists and citizens took to the microblogging site to track updates. Speculation raged even as the Pakistani army commenced the operation to put the bloody siege to an end. Many on Twitter blamed India for the attack and debate around the internal security failure raged even as the army gained control of the situation.

 

Karachi airport attack Siege unfolds amid speculation on Twitter

Smoke billows from Jinnah International Airport in Karachi during the six hour-long siege. Reuters

 

 

Even as the siege unfolded, it was compared with the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, including the manner in which media reporting had negatively affected the army operation. Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa, spokesperson of the Pakistani army, tweeted asking the media to be prudent in their coverage:

 

 

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