Terrorists attack Police Training School

In a striking reminder of the insecure times we are living in, about 20 heavily armed terrorists dressed in Police uniforms attacked the Police Training Centre at Manawa, Jallo area near Lahore.

Before entering, the reported gunmen hurled grenades at the security entrance of the centre instantly killing and injuring several guards. It was followed by an indiscriminate firing at the young Police trainees who were doing a parade in the grounds.

Death toll has reached about 20, while more than 50 people have been injured. Most of the dead are Police martyrs. The Manawa Training Centre has more than 800 police officials stationed as trainees, instructors or guards.

Punjab Police, Rangers and Pakistan Army are continuing a massive operation to evict unarmed hostages and to capture or kill the terrorists. The operation, started this early morning after the siege, is continued till now as TV footage shows presence of heavy contingents of security forces surrounding the centre premises.

This attack is strikingly sophisticated, well-planned with heavily armed young terrorists and bears similarity to the Liberty Carnage involving the ambush of the Sri Lankan Cricket Team.

We salute those martyrs who have lost their lives so far and pray that this crisis ends as soon as possible with all the terrorists caught or rightfully executed with as less mercy as possible.

6 Comments so far

  1. dcruncher on March 30th, 2009 @ 1:44 pm


    Remember when Mumbai 26/11 happened, how we pakistanis were blaming everything on RAW and MOSSAD. We finally knew the truth.

    Fact is, Islam is like a poison. It encourages only violence.

  2. fas4u on March 30th, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

    @ dcruncher

    You are neither Muslim nor Pakistani, you Hindu/Indian ——-.

    We will take revenge of this carnage from India

    This is yet another handy work of RAW

  3. cyrenity on March 30th, 2009 @ 6:47 pm

    admin of this post? are you sleeping or something … ?

  4. kaami on March 30th, 2009 @ 8:34 pm

    Disregarding the earlier comments on this post.

    I think we have done enough saluting the martyr’s after every such incident. A nation that needs to progress needs its citizens alive and healthy. We have lived in a state of denial for far too long, blaming others for our ills and being embroiled in non issues. Consciously or unconsciously we have done the bidding of the terrorist organizations, removing those who they wanted removed and restoring those who they wanted restored. Ironically, it’s not the politicians that are running the show but a couple of media personalities who are dictating terms and shaping the psyche of this nation. A psyche cultivated by Zia-ul-Haque and being nurtured by pseudo revolutionaries poisoning the minds of our vulnerable youth and so far successfully furthering their agenda. The target is Punjab as Sindh is hard to infilterate.and, can be dealt with later.

    As for outside hands, for long we have cursed America for all our ills and blamed India for any misfortune. But strangely the one country that has caused us the most harm has always been able to escape our wrath. Ladies and gentlemen I present to you Saudi Arabia – The provider of equal amount of funds as US for Afghan Jihaad, the official sponsor of many extreme right Wahabi religious groups, the dumper of thousands of radical elements from its society to ours and the supplier of cheap oil in exchange of our soul. If its not the Saudi Govt supporting a screwed up organization then its private individuals step in to provide generous donations for sustenance.

    In yester years we used to have a Mohalla masjid / madressah under the patron ship of the neighbourhood, which was always under construction, being built room by room as contributions trickled in. It may not have been fully finished but, it was a place where we felt safe and the believers could find solace. It was a place where parents could send their kids to learn to recite the Holy Book without the risk of being indoctrinated into some screwed up ideology. Just look around now, you will find dozens of fully built, fully furnished institutions complete with boarding, lodging and even air conditioning. Where did the money came from? Who is controlling them? Whats their agenda? Where the graduates are going? What are they promoting?

    Sadly, If this trend continues the Punjab of Sufi’s will be taken over by the Salaafi’s, entrapping the minds of not only the extremely poor but the extremely rich. And we will need another version of the famous poem “Ajj Akhaan Waris Shah Nou”

  5. Hasan Mubarak (hasanmubarak) on March 30th, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

    @cyrenity: Everyone has a right to express him/herself, but racist rants are obviously discouraged. Thanks for reminding!

  6. dare2dv8 on April 4th, 2009 @ 8:36 pm

    whoever is behind this or promoting this is perhaps not the real issue at present. nations are always faced with threats and challenges. it’s not gonna make a difference to point out who the bad guy is…however, what will make a difference is what WE DO ABOUT IT! the issue is to resurrect the sleeping conscience of each and every individual of this country and to stand up to this bullying and shoving around. when we’re all agreeing that all of this is wrong and absolutely uncalled for…not to mention the amount of damage that results from all this, then why aren’t we standing up? why aren’t we doing anything about it? we need to be united and stand up to this and say ‘enough is enough!’ you are only conquered from without when you are collapsed from within.

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