Official: Gunmen attack Pakistan's Karachi airport

Associated Press

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — An official in Pakistan says gunmen have attacked a terminal at Karachi's international airport.

Shaukat Jamal, a spokesman for the Airport Security Force, says there were initial reports that at least four security officers had been wounded, but he had no other information. Pakistani television stations aired live footage of what appeared to be a major fire at the airport, with the silhouette of a jet seen.

Jamal said the Pakistani military has been called in and that police are fighting the attackers.

The attack happened at a terminal not generally used for commercial flights but for special VIP flights.

Karachi is Pakistan's largest city and has been the site of frequent militant attacks in the past.