Gunbattle follows airport attack in Pakistan

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Associated Press

Posted on December 16, 2012 at 5:33 AM

Updated Sunday, Dec 16 at 6:07 AM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Officials say five Taliban fighters who fled to a village in northwestern Pakistan after an airport attack are dead.

Security forces killed the militants who were hiding in an unfinished house in the village near an international airport in Peshawar that they helped attack the night before, officials said.

Officials say three of the militants were shot by security forces when they tried to escape while the other two detonated their suicide vests when security forces stormed the building.

Four civilians were killed in the airport attack last night and more than 40 people were wounded when militants fired rockets at the wall that surrounds the installation and detonated two car bombs to try to break through. The airport is jointly used by the military and civilian aviation.

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