37 dead in Pakistan police office attack
One more Blood Red violent morning in Pakistan, reports from pakistan says that gunman attacked police station in Lahore. There is no official death toll figure. In similar incident in Kohat city, eight people died in bombing incident.
Gunmen have attacked police offices in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, with a number of people reported to have been killed.
Shots were heard inside one Federal Investigation Agency building, with reports that two more police offices were also under attack.
Some reports say hostages have been taken but this is unconfirmed.
Meanwhile, in the north-eastern town of Kohat, a suicide bomber rammed his car into a police station, killing eight.
North-western Pakistan has been hit by a string of recent deadly attacks.
UPDATE 1: Latest report says that atleast 24 died in this attack.
Militants launched a string of attacks on police in Lahore in the Pakistani heartland and in the troubled northwest on Thursday, killing 24 people after a week of violence in which more than 100 people died.
An exchange of gunfire was continuing at an elite police academy in Lahore, capital of Punjab province, where two policemen were killed.
UPDATE 2: Official statement says that death toll reached 37.
Teams of gunmen attacked three security sites Thursday in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore while a suicide bomber hit a northwestern town, killing a total of 37 people. The strikes were part of an escalating wave of terror aimed at scuttling a planned offensive into the militant heartland on the Afghan border