“This is a war for our survival”

Bomb attack in Lahore kills at least 23

At least 23 people are dead and hundreds are injured in Lahore, Pakistan, after armed men attacked buildings belonging to the police and ISI intelligence agency. The attackers shot at police before detonating a massive car bomb. The Pakistani government blames the Taliban, and says the assault was in revenge for an ongoing government offensive against the Taliban in the Swat valley. “Enemies of Pakistan who want to destabilize the country are coming here after their defeat in Swat,” said Rehman Malik, Pakistan’s interior minister. “There is a war, and this is a war for our survival.”

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