Gunmen shot dead nine Pakistani police and prison staff while they were sleeping in the second attack on security forces this week. Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the raid, in which police said 10 gunmen stormed a hostel housing officers being trained from the northwest. — Photos by AFP and Reuters

Mourners stand next to the bodies of relatives who were killed in an attack.? Photo by AFP
Mourners stand next to the bodies of relatives who were killed in an attack.? Photo by AFP
A man mourns the death of relatives at the hospital.? Photo by AFP
A man mourns the death of relatives at the hospital.? Photo by AFP
A Pakistani police officer inspects  the attack site at the police hostel. ? Photo by AFP
A Pakistani police officer inspects the attack site at the police hostel. ? Photo by AFP
Policemen and rescue workers gather outside a building where unidentified gunmen killed police cadets. ? Photo by Reuters
Policemen and rescue workers gather outside a building where unidentified gunmen killed police cadets. ? Photo by Reuters
Policemen seal off an area, that was attacked by gunmen, outside a police hostel. ? Photo by AFP
Policemen seal off an area, that was attacked by gunmen, outside a police hostel. ? Photo by AFP
Rescue officials carry a body to a hospital. ? Photo by AFP
Rescue officials carry a body to a hospital. ? Photo by AFP
Residents and rescuers gather outside the police hostel.? Photo by AFP
Residents and rescuers gather outside the police hostel.? Photo by AFP
Rescue officials carry a dead body after an attack on police hostel.? Photo by AFP
Rescue officials carry a dead body after an attack on police hostel.? Photo by AFP

Comments (18) (Closed)


Nina
Jul 14, 2012 10:11am
Keep wishing. Hope keeps one alive.
M.Usman
Jul 15, 2012 03:58pm
Where are the Mullahs? Oh i see, busy loathing Amrica & instructing proper dress code for women.
Irmad
Jul 16, 2012 12:55am
Enemies of Pakistan and the current government are poisoning Pakistan from the inside. could be indians, black water or Zardari (so the money keeps coming in). there were no attacks in pakistan before pakistan started the so called war on terror. im not taking sides with anyone, i love pakistan and i love pakistani people. Its a shame that so many people are dying in our beautiful country. Also dont forget that these same Taliban where trained by the CIA when they were fighting against the soviats. support PTI and all this might stop and if you dont want any future for your kids then please vote for PPP..
irmad
Jul 16, 2012 01:02am
This is exactly what imran khan said, there is no law and order in Pakistan. Is this a backlash for supporting the war in Afghanistan. So many lost there lives today, what are the attackers trying to prove? May Allah swt help Pakistan and its people.
B R Chawla
Jul 16, 2012 02:51am
It is time the Fatwa monger clergy listen to the wails of hapless innocent citizens and reel out Fatwa against dastardly acts of cruelty against the fellow humans and fellow citizens. Holy Koran never permits killing human beings under any pretax except againt enemies of the state. A time has come we read the original tenants of Islam and stop following the Fatwas that seems to be misinterpreted by vested interests. Please spare the innonets in the name of Allah Chawla
Samy
Jul 16, 2012 03:50am
Pakistan finally sows what it reaps.
Syed
Jul 12, 2012 08:48pm
Hostages in Bajaur, miners in Baluchistan and police in Lahore, don't think, brand them "terrorists" NOW, isn't it ironic that clergy is silent on this matter? what a sad era of hypocrisy we are going thru.
uthmanmalik
Jul 12, 2012 04:27pm
ina lillahe wa ina ilahe rajeoon. Where is my Pakistani ghairat now? Is DPC going to protest their death, or put a dharna in Khyber Agency against these barbarians?
1277sachughtai
Jul 13, 2012 06:38pm
Where is Dafa-e-Pakistan Council...answer plz.
jalal khan
Jul 13, 2012 10:22am
why its always pakhtuns? they are targetet all over pakistan. No safe place for pakhtuns either in Afghanistan nor in Pakistan.
ROHIT PANDEY
Jul 13, 2012 06:05am
Gradual collapse of Pakistan??
Siraj Khan
Jul 14, 2012 03:33am
Where does one seek protection and security when the police itself is attacked?
nawaz
Jul 14, 2012 05:37am
How Imran khan and other tag fundamentalists will justify these barbaric acts of Taliban.
Cyrus Howell
Jul 14, 2012 07:21am
Pretty cowardly killing coal miners, sleeping policemen and innocent hostages on buses.. These people are not heroes, they are bandits. No more British to kill so you can admire them? They are obviously the savage innocents -the noble savages - Allah's finest creation. Farmers who work so hard all their lives must be terrified of these people (if you can call them people).
Cyrus Howell
Jul 14, 2012 07:23am
The clergy are just as frightened for their lives as anyone else.
@whatfor007
Jul 15, 2012 04:05am
The socalled clergy mullahs are involved so they are silent they are hypocrates
Sam
Jul 15, 2012 05:23am
No protest about this. Dead nation. Where are the mullahs?
hassan
Jul 16, 2012 05:28am
It's game over for Pakistan.