Pakistani forces seal off area around Karachi airport academy

by Reuters
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 08:54 GMT

KARACHI, Pakistan, June 10 (Reuters) - Pakistani forces cordoned off the area around a Karachi airport academy and searched the neighbourhood for militants after the building came under gunfire earlier in the day, a Reuters reporter at the scene said.

"The shooting came from a nearby shanty settlement towards the ASF (Airport Security Force) academy," said a senior police officer. "Police are launching a search operation now."

(Reporting by Syed Raza Hassan, Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Jeremy Laurence)