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.
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.
Seriously - the TTP (regardless of who funds them) LIVETWEETED the attack and we're still looking to blame India?
— karachikhatmal (@karachikhatmal) June 8, 2014
:/ MT @saimsaeed847 50 yrs ago today the Beatles wr thronged by ecstatic fans at the Karachi airport. I'll let the irony speak for itself
— Vidyut (@Vidyut) June 8, 2014
@lifeofjoy86 there was information about possible attack on Karachi airport since last 6 months
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirGEO) June 8, 2014
Thanks RT @Nirmal_Virdi: to blame India for this will be an act of escapism from your own home bred problems. We pray for your wellbeing
— beena sarwar (@beenasarwar) June 9, 2014
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:
— Husain Haqqani (@husainhaqqani) June 8, 2014
— Ali Kamran Chishti (@akchishti) June 8, 2014
Alarmed by the kind of stuff people are tweeting. No lessons learnt from 26/11 India attacks? Stop sharing locations! And idiotic media.
— Nishtha (@TedhiLakeer) June 8, 2014
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