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Deaths in Pakistan hospital attack
At least 6 killed in hospital where victims of Lahore mosque attacks were being treated.
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2010 07:26 GMT
Lahore has been tense since 82 people were killed in attacks on two Ahmadiyya mosques on Friday [AFP]

At least 6 people have been killed, and up to 40 wounded, in an attack on a hospital in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, local officials and media say.

At least three armed men
raided Jinnah hospital on Monday, a senior doctor told the Reuters news agency.

"They barged into the hospital building and opened indiscriminate fire," Javed Ikram, chief executive of the hospital, said.

"Some hospital guards and attendants were also killed," he said.

Among the dead are three policemen, a woman and a private security guard, Sajjad Bhutta, a government official, told Reuters.

The attackers fled after the attack, officials said.

Sohail Sukhera, a police official, said: "We are tracing the attackers. We will not spare them."

At least 30 injured worshippers and one of the alleged perpetrators of an attack on two mosques of a minority religious community in Lahore were being treated in Jinnah hospital when it was attacked.

Eighty-two people were killed in the attacks on Friday, which targeted Ahmadiyya mosques

Imran Khan, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, said, quoting the local media, that the assailants were trying to rescue the hospitalised attacker when Monday's fighting erupted.

The reports also said the attackers were dressed as police, wearing uniforms, he said.

Source:
Al Jazeera and agencies
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