May 31st, 2010
04:02 PM ET

Gunmen kill 5 in Pakistan hospital

8:10 p.m. - Four gunmen opened fire in a hospital in the Pakistani city of
Lahore on Monday, killing five people in an attempt to get to a suspect in last
week's attacks on a religious minority, authorities said.

Hospital officials originally put the death toll at 12. But Khusro
Pervez, the city's top civilian commissioner, and Dogar later said four police
officers and a security guard were killed.

More on the shooting

4:02 p.m. - Gunmen opened fire into a Lahore, Pakistan, hospital on Monday, killing 12 people, the hospital's chief said.

An injured suspect connected to Friday's deadly attacks in Lahore was being treated in the intensive care unit at Jinah Hospital, according to hospital chief Javed Akram.  The shooting Monday could have been an attempt to rescue the suspect.

Pakistani authorities are blaming the Friday attacks in Lahore on militants with ties to the Pakistani Taliban. The group Punjabi Taliban has claimed responsibility for that attack on the worship places of the Ahmedi community in Lahore, a senior Punjabi Taliban leader told CNN Saturday.
The leader threatened that his group may attack Ahmedi's place of worship again.

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  1. Fahd

    Wow. Isn't this just shameful? reading all these comments? We talk about racism, discrimination and what not. Yet we don't even think twice before making generalizations about people. Isn't this unfair? Isn't this a form of prejudice? stereotyping? One bad apple doesn't mean the whole tree should be cut off. The people behind these attacks are NOT Muslims. They are a disgrace to the 1.2 billion peace loving Muslims all over the world. None of us considers them Muslims. Why are they being referred to as Muslims in the posts? and worse- why are the remaining 1.2 billion muslims being judged based on the inhuman acts of them self-proclaimed followers of Allah?

    Taking this forum as a sample, All we do is argue as to whether the CIA, RAW, MOSSAD or ISI is responsible for this mess. Ask yourselves- Does it really take us anywhere? ANYWHERE? we fight like dogs on every forum. Can't we use them as a medium to support each other? Help each other? Come up with solutions. Differences will always be there. They have to. Cant we direct them into productive arguments? instead of spreading messages of hate and discrimination?

    Pakistan was part of INDIA.Now India is growing(up 8.3% GDP ). Seems they do not know what is truly meaning of democracy. Pakistan needs to learn from BIG BRTHER INDIA how to live peacefully.
    May 31, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply


    Pakisthan is sick. Why do you insist on adding it to India and make it sick too?
    May 31, 2010 at 6:01 pm | | "

    I mean what is this? does this pathetic comment lead to anything except fights and arguments? Isn't this shameful. Writing such evil and disgusting stuff makes your thinking worse than those extremists! A handful of extremists,murderers does not make the brave and peace-loving people of Pakistan, whether Muslims, Hindus or Ahmedis or any other non-muslim sect, responsible. WE are the ultimate stakeholders who have been hurt the most. Not weak. This talk of hatred on such forums will take the world no where. Lets think before we write/act/talk about issues such as this. Pakistan Zindabad.

    June 1, 2010 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
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