India condemns terrorist attack on Lahore police training centre

March 30th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by ANI  

P. Chidambaram New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): India condemned the deadly terror attack on a police training centre in Lahore on Monday.

Offering deepest sympathies to the people of Pakistan, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said, “We are deeply concerned and condemn the terror attack.”

Talking to reporters here, Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma asked Pakistan to continue dismantling the terror infrastructure on its soil.

“Pakistan will have to continue dismantling the terror infrastructure on its soil which is a threat to several countries. The attack showed that the terror infrastructure in Pakistan was growing,” he said.

At least 20 policemen, including eight officers, were killed and 30 others injured when a group of heavily armed terrorists stormed a police training centre near the Wagah border.

According to sources, 10 to 12 gunmen entered the training centre in police uniform and opened fire on the parade, which was being carried out by the security personnel.

The attackers have also held at least 1500 people hostage inside the training camp. (ANI)

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