Four killed in militant attack on Karachi base

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It has been reported that atleast 11 people have been killed in an attack on a military base in Karachi, Pakistan. The attack is the latest since the US assassination of Osama Bin Laden earlier this month.

Officials said that as many as twenty militants may have attacked the base in Karachi, the largest city in the country. Reports indicate that Pakistani forces fought back against the attackers with one military aircraft known to have been destroyed.

 

The Pakistan Taliban has claimed responsibility for the incident saying the raid was to avenge Osama Bin Laden’s killing by US special forces on 2 May.

“It was the revenge of martyrdom of Osama Bin Laden. It was the proof that we are still united and powerful,” Ehsanullah Ehsan told Reuters news agency.