Gunmen take over hospital in Pakistan

Last updated 01:17 16/06/2013

Relevant offers

Asia

Bodies of civilians dumped near Philippines city besieged by Islamists Death toll from Sri Lanka floods keeps climbing, hits 151 Schapelle Corby plays cat and mouse with media after arrival in Australia Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte jokes about rape to troops India bans sale of cows for slaughter Chinese jets intercept US surveillance plane - US officials Schapelle Corby's lawyer believes she may have received lighter sentence if case less high-profile Mount Everest's Hillary Step is missing a 'large block' but is still there, mountaineer's son says Philippines deploys top commandoes, attack helicopters to retake city from Islamist rebels Police chief beheaded by militants in Philippines during deadly spree

A senior Pakistani police officer says gunmen have taken over parts of a hospital in a southwestern Pakistan.

Fayaz Sumbal, the head of police operations in Quetta, says armed men captured different sections of the hospital complex Saturday and were positioned on rooftops.

He says Frontier Corps troops, and police commandos have been called in.

An Associated Press reporter on the scene could hear intermittent gunfire as security officials took up positions around the building.

The attack happened after two bomb blasts in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan, including one at the hospital.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content