LAHORE ATTACKS

  • Cricket resumes in Lahore after 2009 attack April 5, 2012

    Lahore: Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium opened its gates to a foreign team on Wednesday for the first time since a terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus forced a halt to international cricket in Pakistan. It was near the Gaddafi Stadium Pakistan's cricket headquarters that militants opened fire...
  • Pak under attack: Taliban gets back to business October 15, 2009

    Lahore (Pakistan): Teams of gunmen launched coordinated attacks on three law enforcement facilities in Pakistan's cultural capital of Lahore, and car bombs exploded in two cities near the Afghan border on Thursday, killing 39 people in an escalating wave of antigovernment violence. The assaults, aimed at scuttling a planned offensive into...
  • Terrorists storm Lahore; 26 reported dead October 15, 2009

    Lahore: Lahore was on Thursday morning once again attacked by terrorists when heavily armed gunmen along with some suicide bombers launched coordinated attacks at three major establishments of the security forces killing at least 24 people and injuring many others. Officials say groups of heavily armed gunmen stormed Manawan Police Training...
  • Lankan group behind SL cricket team attack: Pak September 6, 2009

    New Delhi: After suspecting an Indian hand in the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Sunday revealed that the attack may have been funded by the LTTE. Speaking about the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore in March this year, Gilani...
  • Why Younis Khan got angry, refused to brief ICC May 6, 2009

    Younis defended Pak players' nightouts during the Oz ODI series in Dubai. ...
  • Tribunal blames cops for attack on Lankan cricketers April 25, 2009

    Lahore: A judicial tribunal that probed last month's terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore has concluded that it was caused by "laxity" among police officers guarding the visiting players. The report of the tribunal headed by Justice Shabbar Raza Rizvi of the Lahore High Court, submitted...
  • Pak identifies terrorists in Lankan team attack case April 22, 2009

    Lahore: Pakistani investigators have identified the 13 terrorists who attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team's motorcade in Lahore on March 3 and made "enough progress" in their probe into the incident, a senior police official said on Tuesday. Shaukat Javed, the outgoing police chief of Punjab province, said all the 13...
  • Pak denies Indian hand in Lahore attack April 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Pakistan's flip flop over the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore continues with Interior Ministry Advisor Rehman Malik on Saturday denying of having any evidence of an Indian hand in the attack. Just a day earlier the Lahore's Capital City Police Officer Pervaiz Rathore had alleged that there...
  • India dismisses Pak's charge of plotting Lahore attack April 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Lahore Police on Friday claimed that there was evidence to prove India was behind the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Lahore. The Sri Lankan cricket team was attacked on March 3, 2009, near Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium and all the 12 terrorists who attacked got away. Even at that time...
  • Indian hand in Lahore attack, claims Pak cop April 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Lahore Police claims to have evidence of Indian hand in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, according to Pakistani media reports. The Lahore Police announced having information about those responsible for the assault in a press conference. Lahore's Capital City Police Officer Pervaiz Rathore said there...
  • Taliban chief Mehsud threatens attack on US April 1, 2009

    Lahore (Pakistan): Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud on Tuesday cliamed the responsibility for the assault on the police academy in the city of Lahore. He said that the raid was in retaliation for the US drone attacks on militants in Pakistan. Mehsud also suggested a bounty put on his head by...
  • Benazir killer responsible for Lahore attack: Pak March 31, 2009

    Lahore: TehreekeTaliban commander Baitullah Mehsud has claimed responsibility for Monday's attack at the police training academy on the outskirts of Lahore. Director General of Pakistani Rangers General Yakoob Khan said that Hizratullah, the terrorist captured alive during Monday's attack at the academy, said that he was sent by Baitullah Masood. Pakistani security...
  • Pak suspects Taliban behind police academy attack March 31, 2009

    new Delhi: Pakistani security agencies captured one terrorist alive involved in the attack on the police academy near Lahore and have been claiming that he is a resident of Afghanistan. Investigating agencies also suspect that the Taliban was involved in the daring attack on the academy in which at least 22...
  • Pranab concerned over rise of terrorism in Pakistan March 31, 2009

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has expressed concern over the rise of terrorism in India's neighbouring countries particularly Pakistan. "Once again it proves that terrorism is the biggest menace to the world peace and tranquility. Unfortunately the whole region has become the victim of senseless violence of the perpetrators...
  • Terror cycle comes full circle, will Pak wake up? March 31, 2009

    New Delhi: Terror struck Pakistans cosmopolitan city Lahore for the second time in a month on Monday when heavily armed gunmen stormed the Manawan Police Academy, staging an eighthour hostage drama and killing eight policemen. The siege ended with four terrorists being shot and at least another three being captured...
  • Lahore terror attack on academy dents police spirits March 31, 2009

    Lahore: The Grand Trunk Road from the Wagah Border leads directly to the Manawan Police Academy near Lahore. It lies just outside Lahore, a big heavily wooded campus with a complex of buildings. Early in the morning on Monday, as hundreds of police cadets were assembling at the parade ground for drill,...
  • In Pics: Terrorists storm Lahore police academy March 30, 2009

    Pakistani security forces took control of a police academy in Lahore on Monday after gunmen rampaged through the centre's parade ground, killing up to 20 people before holing up inside for hours. ...
  • Lahore siege ends; gunmen, 20 hostages killed March 30, 2009

    Lahore: Pakistani security forces took control of a police academy in Lahore on Monday after gunmen rampaged through the centre's parade ground, killing up to 20 people before holing up inside for hours. "The operation is over. Four terrorists were killed and three arrested," Interior Ministry Secretary Kamal Shah told Reuters....
  • No parallel between Lahore attack and 26/11: India March 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday condemned the militants attacking police training camp at Lahore in Pakistan killing 20 people but refused to draw a parallel between it and the Mumbai terror attack. Conveying his sympathies to the people of Pakistan over the brutal attack, Chidambaram however said there...
  • Lahore attack similar to 26/11: Rehman Malik March 30, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistan police academy attack in Lahore, where a group of armed gunmen took policemen at a training school hostage, bears resemblance to the Mumbai terror attacks, Pakistan Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik said on Monday. "This attack is similar to the Mumbai attacks. We do not know who has done...
  • First pics: Lahore attacked, policemen taken hostage March 30, 2009

    The attackers, wearing police uniforms, lobbed grenades and entered the training school. ...
  • Watch Live TV: Terrorists strike Lahore, 800 cadets taken hostage March 30, 2009

    Heavily armed terrorists have attacked a police training centre in Lahore. ...
  • 2 terrorists killed; 800 still hostage at Lahore Police Academy March 30, 2009

    Latest News Flashes Lahore siege ends, police clear training centre Two attackers shot dead while two arrested along with weapons and ammunition. Police say 15 to 20 attackers inside the training institute News reports indicate at least 20 dead in the attack Over 150 people have been injured in the attack Geo News: there could be...
  • Pak report blames foreign hand, cops for Lahore attack March 20, 2009

    Karachi: The preliminary report by the government investigators into the attack on the Sri Lankan cricketer in Lahore has blamed senior police and security officials for the March 3 incident. According to Geo television channel, the preliminary investigation report had been sent to the Interior Ministry for further action. After the attack...
  • Don't compare India to Pak, says IPL chief Modi March 10, 2009

    Mumbai: Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi has dismissed security fears ahead of the second edition of the tournament, insisting it was wrong to compare the situation in India to Pakistan. "We are a very safe country. You are sitting here, I am sitting here, we all are sitting here....
  • Pak cricket fans disheartened after Lahore attack March 9, 2009

    Pakistani kids are feeling a huge impact of the Lahore attack. ...
  • Imran Khan's excuse: foreign hand in Lahore attack March 7, 2009

    London: Cricketerturnedpolitician Imran Khan says a "foreign hand" may have planned the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers with a view to hurt Pakistan and end cricket in the country. "It could be India, Afghanistan, the Tamil Tigers," Khan, 56, was quoted as saying by The Times of London on Saturday. "The motive...
  • Lahore attack: Report points to security lapses March 7, 2009

    Islamabad: A probe into the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore has attributed the assault to security lapses and has also identified its perpetrators, a media report said. An interim report on the incident, Geo TV said, points to "very vivid" security lapses which allowed 12 terrorists...
  • Pak draws up suspect list for Lahore attack March 6, 2009

    Pakistani authorities said on Friday they were making progress in the investigation of this week's attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team, with suspicion settling on homegrown militants. Seven Pakistanissix policemen and the driver of a bus carrying match officialswere killed in the attack in the eastern city of Lahore. Six Sri...
  • Pakistan lacks will to fight terror: Mukherjee March 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in Pakistan exposes Islamabad's lack of will in tackling terror, which in turn poses a major hurdle to the process of change, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday. "States that have used terror as an instrument of state policy should be...