At least 27 people were killed as Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan's busiest airport late on Sunday. The Pakistani Taliban, an alliance of insurgent groups fighting to topple the government and set up a sharia state, claimed responsibility. We look at similar and deadlier incidents elsewhere in the world
Siege of Karachi airport in Pakistan
June 8 and June 9, 2014
Deaths: At least 28
Twenty-eight people were killed as Pakistan's military fought a 12-hour battle, spread over the night of June 8 and the morning of June 9, with Taliban gunmen who besieged Karachi airport armed with rocket launchers and suicide vests, leaving a nascent peace process in tatters. Ten militants were among the dead, officials said, as Pakistan's biggest city witnessed a return of the kind of spectacular offensive waged before by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) during an insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives.