Chaos, Violence Erupts in Pakistan

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A view of the damaged premises of a cold-storage cargo facility at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 10, 2014. (RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty)

Pakistan is on the edge as chronic chaos, violence, and unrest erupts in the nation's largest city: Karachi. The Pakistani version of the Taliban has managed to shut down the international airport twice this week. Today insurgents, possibly with no Taliban affiliation, attacked an airport training facility.

The Pakistani military is fighting back two days after the five hour siege and gun battle at the airport that killed 36 people. The army has launched a deadly assault in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, killing at least 15 militants.

Declan Walsh, Pakistan bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, joins The Takeaway to explain.

Guests:

Declan Walsh

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Where are the five Taliban dudes who were released in the trade for Bergdahl, and do these attacks have anything to do with them?

The Afghan Taliban and The Pakistan Taliban are not affiliated. They are like two different teams in the same league. I didn't know that "Taliban" is actually a brand.

Jun. 10 2014 01:44 PM

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