Pakistani forces storm Lahore police academy that had been captured by militants

Up to 40 dead

Pakistani security forces have recaptured a police academy in Lahore that had been seized by armed militants earlier today. The siege was ended in a gunfight that lasted between 10 and 15 minutes and freed dozens of people who were trapped inside the compound. It is as yet unclear how many people are dead, with reports varying between four and 40. Pakistan has suffered numerous attacks by Islamist militants in recent months, though no one has claimed responsibility for today’s assault.

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