Lahore: A policeman was killed and six
others were injured in two terrorist attacks targeting police stations in this eastern Pakistani city Saturday, officials said.
In the first incident, two low-intensity explosive devices went off outside a police station near the Mall Road early in the day. The blasts injured four policemen and destroyed two vehicles.
Superintendent of Police (Civil Lines division) Haider
Asraf said a timed device planted beneath a vehicle parked on
Lytton Road, 200 feet from the police station, went off with a
After policemen rushed to the spot, another timed
device planted beneath a police vehicle exploded, injuring two
officers and as many policemen.
Haider said at least one to two kilograms of
explosives were used in both devices.
The injured were rushed to Mayo Hospital, where
doctors said they were in a stable condition.
In the second attack, a policeman was killed and two
others were injured when two motorcycle-borne attackers fired
indiscriminately at the Gulshan-e-Ravi police station, located
about five kilometres from the Mall Road police station.
Superintendent Police (Iqbal Town division) Ali Javed
Malik said the assailants struck at a time when one shift was
being replaced by another.
A constable who was sitting in a police vehicle was
killed on the spot.
Malik said the terrorists continued firing for about
one-and-half minutes before fleeing.
At least seven policemen have been killed in similar
terrorist attacks in Lahore during the past two months.