Suspected militants storm worship places in Pakistan's Lahore

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At least one person was killed and many others were injured on Friday when unknown militants attacked two different worship places in the Pakistani eastern city of Lahore, witnesses and TV channels reported.

The attacks were carried out at Garhi Shahu and Model Town Block C areas of Lahore, the capital of Punjab Province.

The militants threw hand grenades and opened fire on the people inside the mosques, the private TV Geo reported.

The shootouts between the gunmen and police are underway as a large number of worshippers are said to be present at the worship places.

Heavy contingents of police have reached to the spot and cordoned off the places.

A previously unknown group identified itself as Al-Qaeda Al- Jihad Punjab Wing has claimed responsibility of the incident, according to ARY news.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

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