70 killed in Pakistani mosque attack

70 killed in Pakistani mosque attack
# 28 May 2010 17:00 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Ramil Mammadli – APA. 70 people were killed and 108 wounded during the armed attack against two mosques packed with about 1,500 worshippers in Lahore, Pakistan, APA reports quoting the Pakistani newspapers.

Heavy gunfire was interspersed with blasts when the terror attack took place on mosques of the Ahmadi sect in Garhi Shahu and Model Town areas of Lahore.
The militants lobbed hand grenades and opened fire on the people inside the mosques, the Geo TV reported. Security forces immediately cordoned off the area and began an operation to rescue the worshippers who were being held hostage after they had gathered for Friday prayers.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Punjab has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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