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Seven charred bodies recovered from Karachi airport

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 2:45pm IST | Place: Karachi | Agency: PTI

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Pakistani authorities on Tuesday found seven charred bodies of workers who were trapped in a cold- storage facility that was engulfed in flames during a Taliban attack on the Karachi airport, taking the death toll to 37. The search for the bodies began after relatives of victims staged protests on a main road in Karachi last night, demanding authorities find their relatives.

According to police, the bodies were found in the cold storage area of airport which was badly burnt due to attack. Dr Seemi Jamali of Jinnah Hospital said that seven bodies were brought to the medical facility.

The cold-storage facilities were adjacent to a hajj terminal which was one of the entry points used by the militants and caught fire during the attack. Eleven airport security guards, along with a paramilitary ranger and a policeman, 14 civilian workers and 10 militants were killed in the attack.

The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack on airport.

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