Gunmen attack on hospital in Pakistan, killing scores

At least three gunmen attacked a hospital in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, killing 12 people and holding several hostage, a senior doctor told.

Gunmen attack on hospital in Pakistan, killing scores

 

At least three gunmen attacked a hospital in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Tuesday, killing 12 people and holding several hostage, a senior doctor told Reuters.

"They barged into the hospital building and opened indiscriminate fire," said Javed Ikram, Chief Executive of Jinnah hospital.

He said at least 12 people were killed in the firing while some had been held hostage.

"We have surrounded the hospital and an operation is underway," senior city government official, Sajjad Bhutta, said.

A witness told Reuters that a police commando team had stormed into the hospital.

One hospital official, who declined to be identified, said the gunmen killed one of the attackers from Friday's assault who was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit.

Reuters

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