KARACHI – President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Monday appreciated the successful operation of the security forces against terrorists.
They said that the security forces protected national assets with great courage and valor. General Sharif congratulated participating troops for a well coordinated, successful operation eliminating all terrorists at the Karachi airport.
General Sharif paid rich tribute to all martyred and injured for their supreme sacrifice. Talking to media persons, Sindh Rangers Director General Major General Rizwan Akhtar said that the terrorists had come in two groups and they gained access to the terminal through the Cargo gate and Fokker gate.
He said that no aircraft was damaged in the attack and all sensitive installations remained safe. At 18 people including thirteen security personnel have been martyred and 10 terrorists killed in an operation to clear Old Terminal of Karachi Airport from terrorists.
The terrorists attacked the airport after 11pm on Sunday with grenades and automatic weapons and gained access to the old terminal.