Seven policemen killed in Pakistan attack

February 7th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanIslamabad, Feb 7 (DPA) Unknown gunmen killed seven police officers in a raid on a police checkpost in Pakistan’s Punjab province Saturday, a security official said.The attack took place around 3.30 a.m. (22.30 p.m. GMT Friday) in the Qudrat Abad area of Mianwali district, senior police official Jamaat Ali Shah told DPA on the phone.

“The attackers first gunned down two policemen guarding the post and then killed five more policemen sleeping inside the building,” Shah said.

Before leaving, they blew up the two-story building with explosives, he said, adding that the bodies of five policemen have been pulled out from the rubble.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the strike.

Mianwali is located close to country’s North West Frontier Province where Taliban militants have carried out dozens of attacks on law enforcers and political leaders.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, whose Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz heads the provincial government in Punjab, condemned the Mianwali attack.

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