Pakistani police arrest two militants

08:01, June 02, 2010      

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Police in Pakistan arrested two militants who stormed a main hospital in the eastern city of Lahore late Monday night to kidnap or kill a gunman injured in an earlier shootout, police sources said Tuesday.

A group of four militants stormed Jinnah Hospital in Lahore to take away or kill the under treatment militant who was injured in clashes with police when militants attacked two worship places of a religious minority group on May 28.

The gunmen fled after some 45 minutes of exchange of firing with the police, killing at least seven people including four policemen who were guarding injured militant Maaz.

Local TV channels reported that the police arrested two militants, Sajid and Irfan, at Muridke, a small town near Lahore.

Police said that a pistol was also recovered from the militants and that one is injured.

Sources said that both had escaped on a motorbike.

TV reports said that both arrested militants have been shifted for questioning.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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