At least twenty dead in armed attack on police academy in Pakistan

At least twenty dead in armed attack on police academy in Pakistan

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Armed attackers have Monday night training the police in the Pakistani city of Quetta attacked and an unknown number of people taken hostage. At least twenty people have been killed.

Reports that the Pakistani tv channel Samaa TV. There would be at least 100 casualties, of whom twelve are in.

The hours of attack, with fierce firefights and explosions is now terminated. According to a police spokesman, there was talk of five or six attackers. Two of them would have been killed.

The school and the area around it are cordoned off by the police and members of the Frontier Corps, the paramilitary organization that, in parts of Pakistan, the order maintains.


According to a spokesman of the provincial government were there at the time of the violent attack about a hundred students present. How many of them are taken hostage and how many escaped, is still unclear.

In 2006 and 2008 was the complex was also targeted. When there were missiles down on the terrain. In 2014 fell to the extremists a school of the army in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. More than 140 people were killed.

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