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10 dead as Taliban storm Pakistan airport

IANS  Peshawar, December 15, 2012
First Published: 22:12 IST(15/12/2012) | Last Updated: 15:52 IST(16/12/2012)

At least 10 people died in Pakistan Saturday night when Taliban militants stormed an airport after ramming their explosives-laden vehicle into its outer wall.

The militants attacked the Bacha Khan Airport in Peshawar around 8.30 p.m.

According to local media reports, five rockets were fired by the militants at the airport and two of them hit the runaway.

Five attackers were among the dead and over 40 others were injured, Xinhua reported.

All international and domestic flights were cancelled following the attack.

The attack was in response to a recent military operation in the area, the army said.

The airport authorities said all their assets were safe.

President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf condemned the attack.

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