Terrorists storm into police agency office in Lahore, two killed


Lahore : Heavily armed terrorists stormed into the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) building in a congested area of this Pakistani city Thursday morning. Two of them were killed in the exchange of bullets that followed, reports said.

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Senior police officials said the building, housing the office of the elite security force, had been cleared and a suicide jacket and grenades recovered from the militants.

An official said that four men attacked the FIA building. While two of the men had been gunned down, one was taken into custody, media reports said.

An eyewitness said the four people, in uniform, were carrying bags and guns and began firing indiscriminately.

The Lahore office of the FIA, Pakistan’s federal law enforcement agency, is located close to a school.

Earlier in the morning, a suicide bombing in the northwest town of Kohat killed eight people.

This is the latest in a string of terror attacks to hit Pakistan in the last 10 days.

On Saturday, terrorists laid siege to the Pakistani army’s headquarters in Rawalpindi. The two-day standoff ended with 19 people being killed.

The day before, on Friday, a suicide bomber detonated a car stuffed with explosives in a busy market of Peshawar, killing 53 people and injuring over 100.

On Oct 5, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the UN World Food Programme office in Islamabad, killing five people.