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Pakistan Forces Retake Police Academy

From UK’s Times:

Soldiers line up outside the walls of a police training centre after it was attacked by militants in Lahore on March 30, 2009.

Pakistan killers captured after second onslaught in Lahore

March 31, 2009

Zahid Hussain in Islamabad and Jeremy Page, South Asia Correspondent

The Pakistani city of Lahore, once synonymous with culture and cricket, was reeling from another terrorist outrage last night after a dozen gunmen stormed a police academy and killed at least 13 people in an eight-hour shootout with security forces.

Four of the militants blew themselves up, but others were captured alive after their brazen commando-style attack, which bore many similarities to the one in Mumbai in November and another on the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore this month.

Eight police officers were among the dead yesterday and at least 90 were wounded. Ten more who had been taken hostage were rescued by commandos, according to officials…

About ten or twelve militants, some of them in police uniforms, attacked the Manawan police academy on the outskirts of Lahore at 7.20am, as 850 unarmed cadets were practising their drills outside.They appeared to be well trained, armed with rifles, grenades and rocket launchers, and carrying backpacks full of ammunition, weapons and supplies – as was the case in the attacks on Mumbai and the Sri Lanka cricket team in Lahore.

No one claimed responsibility, but the Mumbai attack has been blamed on Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Lahore attack on Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, both Pakistani militant groups…

How is any of this possible?

Didn’t handing over the northern region of Pakistan to the Taliban guarantee a permanent peace?

Did the terrorists lie?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, March 30th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Pakistan Forces Retake Police Academy”

  1. Howard Roark says:

    Barry is on the job! He has sent in deadly raids into northern Pakistan for the past two months–this nonsense can’t go on much longer with a commander-in-chief like ours in control.

    This man-boy we call Obambi has two soft hands that have never seen a day of work in their lifetime. Just like that draft-dodging pervert known as Bill Clinton, they both think that “getting serious” against terrorists means lobbing a million-dollar missile at a tent, or blowing up an aspirin factory, or making your Air Force ride so high over the enemy that they mistakenly drop bombs on the Chinese embassy.


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