Pakistani Forces Repel Attack Near Karachi

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For the second time this week, gunmen attacked the airport in Karachi, Pakistan. Tuesday's attack targeted a training facility for airport security forces. It comes less than two days after a siege by Taliban militants killed 36 people. (June 10)

SHOTLIST:

AP Television - AP Clients only

Karachi, Pakistan - 10 June 2014

1. Security force vehicles driving towards Airport Security Force (ASF) headquarters

2. Army personnel vehicle patrolling inside airport area

3. Aircraft parked on tarmac behind wire fence around airport

4. SOUNDBITE: (Urdu with English translation over) Col. Tahir Ali, Airport Security Force:

"The situation is under control here, no terrorist is present in this area. There was no penetration from any side. Normal flight operations are continuing."

5. Various security forces walking through and searching area around airport

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Karachi, Pakistan - 9 June 2014

6. Night shot of a soldier reloading gun on Armored Personnel Carrier (APC); gunshots heard in background

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Karachi, Pakistan - 8 June 2014

7. Night shot of armored police outside airport

8. Night wide shot of smoke from fire inside airport

9. Covered bodies of gunmen on the ground

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Karachi, Pakistan - 10 June 2014

10. Woman crying in morgue

11. Wide of bodies in morgue bodies, relatives and rescue workers standing around

12. Mid shot of bodies

13. Various of security officers on Karachi street

14. Various of Pakistan Rangers standing in front of Karachi airport terminal one from where militants attacked

{vo script}

LESS THAN TWO DAYS AFTER A BRAZEN TALIBAN ASSAULT ON THE KARACHI AIRPORT THAT KILLED 36 PEOPLE AND SHOCKED THE COUNTRY... ANOTHER ATTACK TUESDAY.

THIS TIME, THE TARGET WAS A TRAINING FACILITY FOR AIRPORT SECURITY FORCES, FORCING A SUSPENSION OF FLIGHTS AND TRIGGERING A BRIEF SHOOTOUT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE AIRPORT SECURITY FORCE SAID TWO TO THREE GUNMEN TRIED TO INFILTRATE THE TRAINING COMPLEX FROM DIFFERENT ENTRANCES.

SECURITY FORCES MANAGED TO QUICKLY REPEL THE GUNMEN. NO ONE WAS HURT.

{SOT: (Urdu) Colonel Mohammad Tahir, Airport Security Force (ASF)}

"The situation is under control here, no terrorist is present in this area. There was no penetration from any side. Normal flight operations are continuing."

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PAKISTANI TALIBAN CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SHOOTING IN A TELEPHONE CALL TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND WARNED IT "WASN'T OVER YET."

TUESDAY'S FIREFIGHT CAME ON THE HEELS OF A TALIBAN SIEGE SUNDAY NIGHT, WHEN A GROUP OF 10 MILITANTS STORMED A VIP AND CARGO TERMINAL AT THE AIRPORT, KILLING 36, INCLUDING THE 10 TALIBAN GUNMEN.

AT LEAST 11 MEMBERS OF THE AIRPORT SECURITY FORCE WERE KILLED DURING THAT ATTACK.

PAKISTANI AUTHORITIES WERE STILL DISCOVERING BODIES FROM THAT ASSAULT TUESDAY MORNING.

THE PAKISTANI TALIBAN HAS BEEN TRYING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT AND ESTABLISH ITS HARD-LINE RULE ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

THE GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF HAS TRIED REPEATEDLY TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE MILITANTS TO END THE FIGHTING BUT THOSE EFFORTS HAVE STALLED IN RECENT WEEKS.

KELLY DASCHLE, ASSOCIATED PRESS.

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