Updated at: 0110 PST, Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Gunmen kill five in Jinnah Hospital onslaught LAHORE: Defying the early reports reached here regarding the death toll amounted at 12 persons when unidentified gunmen stormed Jinnah Hospital, the Inspector General Punjab police said a total of five persons lost their lives including a woman and three policemen while three other sustained injuries, Geo news reported.
Tariq Saleem Dogar said four terrorists were in guise of police officials wearing police uniform but they could not succeeded in either killing their associate or abducting the same in attack.
Talking to media, after the situation had been totally brought under control, IG Punjab Dogar said our homeland is currently in state of war against terrorism.
He regretted the escape of gunmen from hospital but lauded police efforts in confronting them and in making their attack futile.
As many as three police personnel martyred while another three sustained wounds during attack, he added.