Feared Uzbek jihadists behind deadly Pakistan airport attack

June 11, 2014 11:59 AM

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Feared Uzbek jihadists behind deadly Pakistan airport attack

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - In a commando-style attack carried out with military precision, militants wearing Pakistani uniforms burst into the country's busiest airport under cover of darkness in one of the most audacious attacks in Pakistan in years.

Pakistani military officials said the attackers were ethnic Uzbeks who operate under the wings of the Pakistani Taliban in bases dotted around the lawless areas straddling Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.

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