Taliban claims responsibility for Lahore attackMarch 31st, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
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.