Suicide attack targets Lahore police station

A suicide bomber has attacked a police building in eastern Pakistan. A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban said it was in retaliation for recent executions.

A police complex in the relatively peaceful eastern Pakistani city of Lahore was hit by a suicide attack on Tuesday, killing at leave five and wounding many others in the blast and ensuing fire, although the bomber was not able to get inside the building, police official Haidar Ashraf said.

A Pakistani Taliban splinter group took responsibility for the attack in a phone call to the Associated Press. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, as the group calls itself, said the attack was in retaliation for the recent executions of some of their members by the government.
 
 
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