12 killed as gunmen attack hospital in Pakistan's Lahore

13:53, June 01, 2010      

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Police inspect the killing site at the Jinnah hospital in eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, on May 31, 2010. A group of armed militants in police uniform attacked a hospital in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore late Monday night and killed at least 12 people including three policemen, police and health officials said. (Xinhua/AFP photo) A group of armed militants in police uniform attacked a hospital in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore late Monday night and killed at least 12 people including three policemen, police and health officials said.

Police chief Tariq Salim Dogar said that the militants wanted to kidnap or kill a militant who was injured on Friday in clashes with police during gunbattle at worship places of a religious minority sect.

The gunmen failed to have access to the injured militant, Dogar told reporters outside the hospital.

Principal of Jinnah hospital Javed Akram said that the armed men attacked people outside the emergency ward and killed relatives of the patients. Akram said that 12 people were killed in the attack.

Three policemen, who are thought to be guarding the injured militant from the May 28 attack on the worship places of Ahmadi minority sect, were also killed in the attack, the police chief said. He said three policemen were also injured.

Over 90 people from Ahmadi minority sect were killed in the Friday attacks and 125 others were injured.

Pakistani Taliban had claimed the attacks on two worship places of Ahmadi sect.


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