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Pakistani security forces comb through Karachi airport after militant attack killed 18

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    Smoke rises above the Jinnah International Airport where security forces continue to battle militants Monday, June 9, 2014, in Karachi, Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed 13 people as explosions echoed into the night, while security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil) (The Associated Press)

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    Fire illuminates the sky above the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi where security forces are fighting with attackers Sunday night, June 8, 2014, in Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed 13 people as explosions echoed into the night, while security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan) (The Associated Press)

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    Volunteers look at dead bodies of people killed during an attack by unknown gunmen on Jinnah International Airport, Sunday night, June 8, 2014, in Karachi, Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards stormed an airport terminal used for VIPs and cargo in Pakistan's largest city Sunday night, killing at least nine people as explosions echoed into the night, officials said. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan) (The Associated Press)

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    Pakistani police officers display ammunition confiscated from attackers at the Jinnah International Airport, Monday, June 9, 2014, in Karachi, Pakistan. Gunmen disguised as police guards attacked a terminal at Pakistan's busiest airport with machine guns and a rocket launcher during a five-hour siege that killed over a dozen people as explosions echoed into the night, while security forces retaliated and killed all the attackers, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil) (The Associated Press)

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    A Pakistani soldier takes position at Jinnah International Airport where security forces are fighting with gunmen who disguised themselves as police guards and stormed a terminal used for VIPs and cargo, Sunday night, June 8, 2014, in Pakistan. The airport attack still was ongoing early Monday in Karachi, a sprawling port city on the southern coast of Pakistan, although officials said all the passengers had been evacuated. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil) (The Associated Press)

Pakistani officials say a brazen five-hour attack by militants on the international airport in Karachi left 18 people dead but police managed to regain control of the terminal.

Rizwan Akhtar, the paramilitary Rangers chief, says all 10 "terrorists" who attacked the Jinnah International Airport have been killed.

He says Pakistani forces were combing through the terminal and would hand it back to civilian authority later Monday.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, which started late Sunday when gunmen disguised as police guards stormed the terminal after opening fire with machine guns and a rocket launcher.

Akhtar says some of the attackers were apparently Uzbeks.

Dr. Seemi Jamali from Karachi's Jinnah Hospital says 11 of the bodies brought to the morgue were of airport security personnel.