MILITANTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MILITANTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203387-68/israeli-gaza-hamas-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58203387-68/israeli-gaza-hamas-military.html.csp">Thousands flee major battle with Israel in Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">William Booth, Sudarsan Raghavan </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> and Ruth Eglash</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T21:53:05.531-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Day 13 was the bloodiest so far. More than one hundred Palestinians were killed in heavy bombardment and street battles in Gaza on Sunday and 13 Israeli soldiers were slain in the most intense day of fighting in Israel’s current offensive against Hamas, officials said. Israel said it pummeled a neighborhood in east Gaza because the warren of shops and concrete-block homes was the site of frequent rocket launches and concealed a network of tunnels dug by Hamas fighters an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58203387@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:53:05 MDT Under threat, Iraq’s Christians flee Mosul http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201929-68/christians-islamic-mosul-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201929-68/christians-islamic-mosul-state.html.csp">Under threat, Iraq’s Christians flee Mosul</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAMEER N. YACOUB </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and RYAN LUCAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T20:54:02.092-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 08:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq’s second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. By the time the deadline imposed by the Islamic State extremist group expired, the vast majority of Christians in Mosul had made their decision. They fled. They clambered into cars — children, parents, grandparents — and headed for the largely autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq or other areas protected by the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201929@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:54:02 MDT Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201215-68/gaza-israeli-fire-hamas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201215-68/gaza-israeli-fire-hamas.html.csp">Israeli troops battle Hamas, uncover Gaza tunnels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IBRAHIM BARZAK and ARON HELLER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:19:02.836-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday, as the Palestinian death toll climbed past 330 and diplomats scrambled to revive cease-fire efforts. The Israeli military said it had severely diminished the arsenal of Hamas, the Islamic militant group ruling Gaza, but the militants have continued to fire rockets. In the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials reporte...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201215@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:19:02 MDT Palestinian militants fire rockets at Jerusalem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58169686-68/israel-gaza-israeli-rockets.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58169686-68/israel-gaza-israeli-rockets.html.csp">Palestinian militants fire rockets at Jerusalem</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARON HELLER and NAJIB JOBAIN </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T09:48:08.085-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 09:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault targeting hundreds of Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip Thursday as Palestinians reported the strikes also hit a home and a beachside cafe, raising the total number of people killed in this week’s offensive to at least 85. Israel’s missile defense system also once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country’s heartland. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said Israel struck more than 320 Hamas targets overnight, focusi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581696862014-07-10T09:48:08.085-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-10T09:48:08.085-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The latest violence came as Israel pressed forward with its investigation of six Jewish youths suspected of abducting and killing a Palestinian teenager, and Israeli leaders sought to calm an emotional debat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158371@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:36:26 MDT Islamic militants free 32 Turkish truck drivers in Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58147632-68/group-iraq-militants-baghdadi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58147632-68/group-iraq-militants-baghdadi.html.csp">Islamic militants free 32 Turkish truck drivers in Iraq</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ryan Lucas </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> and Suzan Fraser</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T17:57:13.657-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • Sunni militants Thursday released 32 Turkish truck drivers who were captured during a lightning offensive across northern and western Iraq last month, Turkey’s foreign minister said. Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the truckers were heading toward Irbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, and would be flown later to Ankara. The drivers were well, although one may need special treatment, he added, without elaboratin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581476322014-07-03T17:57:13.657-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T17:57:13.657-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The recent blitz by Sunni militants across much of northern and western Iraq has given the country’s 5 million Kurds — who have long agitated for independence — their best chance ever to seize disputed territory and move closer to a decades-old dream of their own state. B...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581475582014-07-03T17:57:13.561-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T17:57:13.561-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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There were conflicting reports as to how far the military advanced in its initial thrust toward Tikrit, the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein. Residents said militants were still in control of the city by nightfall, while Iraqi officials said troops had reached the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581267642014-06-28T20:43:43.052-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-28T20:43:43.052-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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But he stressed military action would not be in support of the present Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Kerry, on a few hours’ visit to Baghdad, urged Iraq’s leaders to quick...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581033822014-06-23T20:58:42.115-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-23T20:58:42.115-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The latest military victories — including two border posts captured Sunday, one along the frontier with Jordan and the other with Syria — considerably expanded territory under the militants’ control just two weeks after the al-Qaida breakaway group began swallowing up chunks o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580998402014-06-22T20:20:32.458-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-22T20:20:32.458-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58099840@www.sltrib.com Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:20:32 MDT Sunni fighters expand offensive in western Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58098649-68/shiite-sunni-baghdad-forces.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58098649-68/shiite-sunni-baghdad-forces.html.csp">Sunni fighters expand offensive in western Iraq</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAMZA HENDAWI </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and SAMEER N. YACOUB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T22:00:20.925-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 10:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • Sunni insurgents led by an al-Qaida breakaway group expanded their offensive in a volatile western province on Saturday, capturing three strategic towns and the first border crossing with Syria to fall on the Iraqi side. It’s the latest blow against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who is fighting for his political life even as forces beyond his control are pushing the country toward a sectarian showdown. In a reflection of the bitter divide, thousands of heavily armed Shiite militiame...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580986492014-06-21T22:00:20.925-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-21T22:00:20.925-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58098649@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:00:20 MDT Iraqi forces fight for control of oil refinery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58089406-68/militants-iraq-refinery-shiite.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58089406-68/militants-iraq-refinery-shiite.html.csp">Iraqi forces fight for control of oil refinery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAMEER N. YACOUB and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T15:18:11.086-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 03:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • Iraqi soldiers and helicopter gunships battled Sunni militants for a third day on Thursday for control of Iraq’s largest oil refinery, the loss of which would be a devastating symbol of the Baghdad government’s powerlessness in the face of a determined insurgency hostile to the West. The two sides held different parts of the Beiji facility, which extends over several square kilometers of desert. The facility, which was shut down, normally produces about 300,000 barrels per day, strictl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580894062014-06-19T15:18:11.086-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T15:18:11.086-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089406@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:18:11 MDT Obama considering selective airstrikes against Sunni rebels http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58081428-68/official-iraq-militants-obama.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58081428-68/official-iraq-militants-obama.html.csp">Obama considering selective airstrikes against Sunni rebels</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK LANDLER</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ERIC SCHMITT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T21:34:01.681-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 09:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama is considering a targeted, highly-selective campaign of airstrikes against Sunni militants in Iraq similar to counterterrorism operations in Yemen rather than an aerial bombardment, a senior administration official said Tuesday. Such a campaign, using either unmanned drones or fighter jets, could last for a prolonged period, the official said. But it is not likely to begin for days, until the United States gathers adequate intelligence about the location of th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58081428@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:34:01 MDT 44 Sunnis killed in jail near Baghdad http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58081433-68/sunni-shiite-iraq-baghdad.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58081433-68/sunni-shiite-iraq-baghdad.html.csp">44 Sunnis killed in jail near Baghdad</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HAMZA HENDAWI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T21:21:45.203-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 09:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • Nearly four dozen Sunni detainees were gunned down at a jail north of Baghdad, a car bomb struck a Shiite neighborhood of the capital and four young Sunnis were found slain, as ominous signs emerged Tuesday that open warfare between the two main Muslim sects has returned to Iraq. The killings, following the capture by Sunni insurgents of a large swath of the country stretching to Syria, were the first hints of the beginnings of a return to sectarian bloodletting that nearly tore the c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580814332014-06-17T21:21:45.203-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-17T21:21:45.203-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58081433@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:21:45 MDT Oil rises above $107 as Iraq turmoil intensifies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073846-79/oil-iraq-energy-exports.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073846-79/oil-iraq-energy-exports.html.csp">Oil rises above $107 as Iraq turmoil intensifies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T16:44:45.264-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The price of oil finished down 1 cent as fears of widening instability in Iraq, a key energy producer, were tempered by views that its oil exports would not be affected for now. The benchmark U.S. crude contract for July delivery closed at $106.90 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Earlier Monday, it reached $107.54. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, gained 48 cents to $112.94 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London. The northern town of Tal Afar became the latest to fall...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580738462014-06-16T16:44:45.264-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T16:44:45.264-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58073846@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:44:45 MDT Done negotiating, Pakistan launches strike on Taliban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58071880-68/militants-military-pakistan-operation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58071880-68/militants-military-pakistan-operation.html.csp">Done negotiating, Pakistan launches strike on Taliban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By REBECCA SANTANA </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ASIF SHAHZAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-15T19:12:02.432-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 07:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Islamabad • The Pakistani army Sunday launched a long-awaited operation against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, hours after jets pounded insurgent hideouts in the country’s northwest, the army said. The move effectively ends the government’s policy of trying to negotiate with Pakistani Taliban militants instead of using force to end the years of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of civilians and security forces. It comes a week after the militants...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580718802014-06-15T19:12:02.432-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-15T19:12:02.432-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58071880@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:12:02 MDT Militants post images of mass killing in Iraq http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58070600-68/iraq-militants-baghdad-iraqi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58070600-68/iraq-militants-baghdad-iraqi.html.csp">Militants post images of mass killing in Iraq</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Liz Sly </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> and Abigail Hauslohner</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-15T21:18:55.873-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers, while the prime minister vowed Sunday to “liberate every inch” of captured territory. The pictures on a militant website appear to show masked fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, loading the captives onto flatbed trucks before forcing them to lie face-down in a shallow ditch with their arm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58070600@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:18:55 MDT Thousands of Iraqi men answer urgent call to arms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58068377-68/baghdad-iraq-iraqi-forces.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58068377-68/baghdad-iraq-iraqi-forces.html.csp">Thousands of Iraqi men answer urgent call to arms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Liz Sly </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Abigail Hauslohner</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-14T21:17:27.644-06:00">Updated Jun 14, 2014 09:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • Thousands of Shiites from Baghdad and across southern Iraq answered an urgent call to arms Saturday, joining security forces to fight the Islamic militants who have captured large swaths of territory north of the capital and now imperil a city with a much-revered religious shrine. The mobilization, urged by the nation’s top Shiite cleric, took on a sectarian dimension that threatened to intensify Sunni-Shiite strife in a nation already ripped by religious fervor after the militants’ b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58068377@www.sltrib.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 21:17:27 MDT Islamic gunmen push into Iraq’s Sunni heartland http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58057319-68/mosul-militants-iraq-forces.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58057319-68/mosul-militants-iraq-forces.html.csp">Islamic gunmen push into Iraq’s Sunni heartland</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAMEER N. YACOUB </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and ADAM SCHRECK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-11T18:59:43.556-06:00">Updated Jun 11, 2014 06:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baghdad • Al-Qaida-inspired militants pushed deeper into Iraq’s Sunni heartland Wednesday, swiftly conquering Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts and yielded ground once controlled by U.S. forces. The advance into former insurgent strongholds that had largely been calm before the Americans withdrew less than three years ago is spreading fear that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, struggling to hold onto power after indecisive elections, will b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580573192014-06-11T18:59:43.556-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-11T18:59:43.556-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58057319@www.sltrib.com Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:59:43 MDT 13 killed in attack on Pakistani airport http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58043579-68/airport-pakistan-karachi-attack.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58043579-68/airport-pakistan-karachi-attack.html.csp">13 killed in attack on Pakistani airport</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ADIL JAWAD </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and rebecca santana</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-08T21:52:01.772-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Karachi, Pakistan • Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at Pakistan’s busiest airport Sunday night with machine guns and a rocket launcher, killing at least 13 people as explosions echoed into the night, officials said. A separate suicide bombing in the country’s southwest killed 23 Shiite pilgrims returning from Iran, authorities said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, named after the founder of Pakistan, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580435792014-06-08T21:52:01.772-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-08T21:52:01.772-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58043579@www.sltrib.com Sun, 08 Jun 2014 21:52:01 MDT