9 police recruits shot dead in Lahore

Police recruits shot dead in Lahore

Masked gunmen stormed a house and killed nine policemen in Lahore on Thursday, police said, in the second attack on security forces in relatively peaceful Punjab province in four days.

“At around 6 a.m., masked gunmen on three motorcycles stormed the house and opened fire. The victims were trainees at the Punjab Jail Academy,” Lahore city police chief Aslam Tareen said, adding three policemen were wounded. Many of the police were from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.On Monday, gunmen killed six soldiers and a policeman at a riverside military encampment in eastern Pakistan, 100 km (60 miles) north of Lahore. – Dunyanews