Pak­istani bomb­ing deadly, wounds po­lice

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

LA­HORE, Pak­istan — A sui­cide bomber struck near a po­lice team in the east­ern city of La­hore on Mon­day, killing at least 26 peo­ple and wound­ing an­other 54, many of them po­lice of­fi­cers. An out­lawed Tal­iban fac­tion claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer Haider Ashraf said a sui­cide bomber on a mo­tor­cy­cle tar­geted po­lice guard­ing a de­mo­li­tion site at Kot Lakh­pat’s vegetable mar­ket on the out­skirts of La­hore.

Ashraf said it was be­lieved ear­lier that the bomb was in a car, but it was later dis­cov­ered that the ve­hi­cle be­longed to a po­lice of­fi­cer, among the eight of­fi­cers killed.

He said many of 54 wounded are po­lice­men but sev­eral by­s­tanders were also wounded.

The out­lawed mil­i­tant group Tehrik-e-Tal­iban claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack, con­firm­ing they used a sui­cide bomber on a mo­tor­cy­cle.

AP/K.M. CHAUDARY

Rel­a­tives of the vic­tims in La­hore, Pak­istan. of a deadly bomb­ing mourn Mon­day

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