Quetta police academy attack

Militant group attacks Pakistan police academy; scores dead

Major General Sher Afgan, Chief of the Paramilitary Frontier Corps, told reporters Tuesday that Pakistan-based group Lashkar-e-jhangvi was behind the attack -- an al Qaeda-linked militant group that has repeatedly carried out deadly attacks on the country's Shiite Muslim minority in recent years.


Pakistani army: Quetta police academy attacked; cadets taken hostage

About 500 cadets live in a hostel at the academy.

Five or six "terrorists entered the training school and (went) straight to the hostel where they took cadets hostage," the Pakistani army said in a statement. It was unclear how many students were being held.

"The military has been deployed to the location," the army said.

Twenty people were injured early in the attack, most from bullet wounds, according to a police official who did not want to give his name because he is not authorized to speak to media.

Pakistani official: Quetta police academy under attack

The spokesman said there are four attackers inside the training academy, which houses about 500 cadets.

The attack was reported to be taking place at a hostel where the cadets live.

The government spokesman said seven police officers have been injured, and some police personnel might have been taken hostage. An extra contingent of security forces have been deployed and a cordon has been established.

An emergency has been declared in hospitals across the city.