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Attack on Lahore Hospital; 12 died

Islamabad: Four armed men attacked a hospital in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore on Tuesday morning, killing up to 12 people and holding several hostages before escaping, a hospital official said.

The attackers, who were wearing police uniforms, fled after the attack on Jinnah Hospital, according to police.

The attackers apparently tried to rescue a wounded member of Friday’s attacks on two mosques who was being treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit, Punjab police chief Tariq Saleem Dogar said.

“The attackers have fled. The terrorist arrested on Friday is in police custody,” Dogar told reporters.

He said that those killed at the hospital included three policemen on duty guarding the arrested terrorist.

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