Pakistani security forces continued to battle gunmen at a military base in Karachi early on Monday, hours after Islamist militants launched a brazen attack on the heavily guarded site, killing at least five people.
REUTERS - An overnight battle with militants at Pakistan's naval aviation base erupted again after dawn on Monday, with blasts ringing out and choppers hovering overhead as security forces launched a counter-offensive.
Hostilities continue in the naval base, Nicolas Brulliard reports from Pakistan
The Karachi attack evoked memories of an assault on Pakistan's army headquarters in the town of Rawalpindi in 2009, and revived concerns that even the most well-guarded installations in the country remain vulnerable to militants.
Date created : 2011-05-22