Monday, May 23, 2011

The Taliban assault on a base in Pakistan caused dozens of deaths

Islamabad .- At least a dozen people have died in the armed assault by a group of Taliban insurgents on a military base in the southern city of Karachi, told local television today. As the channel GEO, Army forces have killed at least six insurgents, while the string DAWN figure five the number of fatalities among members of the security forces.

The attack was claimed by the Taliban, local media pick. Made by fifteen armed men, the assault began near dawn and eight hours after the shootings were continuing between Pakistani troops and Taliban insurgents, who had gathered strength in the interior of the enclosure. A spokesman for the Navy, Irfan-ul-Haq, told Efe that the raiding party with automatic rifles burst into the PNS Mehran airbase, used by the Navy, and in the first clashes killed two members of the body.

"They have attacked the aircraft (Maritime Patrol) P-3C Orion. I can not say how many terrorists are inside the base but were surrounded by Marines," said the spokesman. During the assault on the air base in the area heard more explosions and several shootings, and local media said the attackers have managed to destroy two warplanes.

Last April already registered in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, two attacks on buses in the Navy, which left a total of eight dead. The assault comes exactly three weeks after American elite commandos killed the last day 2 to Osama Bin Laden in the city of Abbottabad, near Islamabad, in an operation that the Taliban promised revenge attacks against Pakistan and the United States.

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