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Karachi Airport Attacked By Armed Gunmen, Pakistani Officials Say

Gunmen attacked Pakistan's international airport in Karachi Sunday night, according to multiple media reports citing Pakistani officials and media outlets in Pakistan.

A spokesman for the Airport Security Force tells The Associated Press that the military has been called in and that fighting is ongoing.

The New York Times reports:

"Security forces sealed off the airport, and flights began being diverted away from Karachi within minutes of the fighting. Witnesses saw smoke rising from the airport's old terminal, and one Pakistani news channel showed footage of a fire burning close to a plane."

The AP notes that Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, "has been the site of frequent militant attacks in the past."

Note: This story is developing. We'll update with more details as they become available.

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