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Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014 9:34 am

NBC News:

Militants brandishing machine guns and a rocket launchers stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday night, setting off an all-night battle with security forces that left at least 23 people dead.

Pakistan's Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which saw militants dressed as security officers battling Pakistani forces for at least five hours. Television images of the scene showed raging fires at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, a teeming city of some 18 million. Loud explosions could be heard as militants blew up their suicide vests, according to Reuters.

For the full story, visit: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/taliban-attack-karachi-airport-leaves-least-23-dead-n125991

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