Pakistan police kill 6 linked to bomb attack

Pakistani security personnel gather at the site following an attack by militants on the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) office in Quetta late on May 17, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 27 May 2018
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Pakistan police kill 6 linked to bomb attack

  • The “terrorists” were members of the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar group and were behind a bombing in Lahore last year that killed 26 people, says police spokesman Salim Khan
  • Police seized weapons and explosive vests from the scene of the raid

MULTAN, Pakistan: Police in Pakistan say they have killed six “terrorists” behind a bomb attack in the eastern city of Lahore last year.
Police spokesman Salim Khan says counterterrorism police ambushed the suspected militants early Sunday as they were traveling on motorcycles near the city of Gujrat, setting off a shootout in which three of the men escaped.
He says they were members of the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar group and were behind a bombing in Lahore last year that killed 26 people, including nine police. He says police seized weapons and explosive vests from the scene of the raid.
Islamic extremists in Pakistan have carried out scores of attacks in recent years, mainly targeting security forces and religious minorities.


Police investigating cause of 'minor explosion' at north London underground station

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Police investigating cause of 'minor explosion' at north London underground station

LONDON: A small number of people have been treated after a minor explosion was reported at a tube station in north London, police said.
The British Transport Police said that there were no reports of serious injuries and their enquiries continue to find out what caused the minor explosion at Southgate station. 
British Transport Police tweeted: “Southgate Tube station is currently closed whilst officers respond to a suspicious package"
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “Police were called at 7.03pm on 19 June to reports of an explosion and people running at Southgate underground station.
“Met officers remain at the scene along with colleagues from British Transport Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service.
“Cordons are in place and the station is closed.