Lahore: After a brief lull in terror activities in Pakistan, the Taliban struck with deadly force, with armed militants and suicide attackers storming into two mosques killing at least 30 people.
The mosques are located in Lahore’s Garhi Shahu and Model Town areas.
According to media reports, at least 30 people were killed, including two security personnel and over 15 injured as one of the many suicide bombers blew himself up at the Garhi Shahu mosque.
The attack took place when a large number of people had gathered to offer special Friday prayers at both mosques, and reports said that the attackers have taken over 1000 people hostage in the brazen terror strike.
There were reports of several blasts followed by gunshots near the two mosques, which belong to the Ahmedia sect.
Television footage showed heavy exchange of gunfire between the militants and security forces.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has already claimed the responsibility for the attack (TTP).
The gunfight between security forces and militants was still continuing the last reports filtered in.