Pakistani Taliban reportedly claims responsibility for Karachi airport attack

Rizwan Tabassum/AFP

Pakistani Taliban reportedly claims responsibility for Karachi airport attack
(Image credit: Rizwan Tabassum/AFP)

The Pakistani Taliban is taking responsibility for a five-hour attack at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport, Pakistan's busiest, that left at least 23 people dead over the course of Sunday night and Monday morning.

CNN reports that the group's commander, Abdullah Bahar, announced from an undisclosed location that the attack was in retaliation for the death of former chief Hakimullah Mehsud, who was killed in a U.S. drone stroke in November 2013.

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