Taliban claims responsibility for Lahore attack

March 31st, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Islamabad, March 31 (Xinhua) The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack on a police training academy in Lahore Monday, a media report said Tuesday.
Baitullah Mehsud, leader of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, confirmed that his group carried out the attack but did not give details, said Geo News TV channel.

A group of heavily armed terrorists Monday stormed the police training academy near Lahore, killing at least 27 trainees and taking over 800 hostage before the security forces ended the eight-hour stand-off. Eight terrorists were killed and three were captured alive.

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