Gunmen attack Pakistan army camp, kill seven
PAKISTAN: Gunmen killed seven security personnel at an army
camp close to Islamabad on Monday, officials said, hours after a protest
march against the resumption of NATO supply convoys passed through the
The encampment was attacked from a bridge over the river Chenab,
close to the industrial city of Wazirabad, less than 150 kilometres (100
miles) southeast of the capital.
Hours earlier, thousands from the Defence Council of Pakistan
coalition of right-wing and hardline Islamist groups crossed the bridge
on a “long march” from Lahore to Islamabad to protest against the
reopening of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.
Pakistan is battling an Islamist insurgency in its lawless northwest
tribal region, but attacks in the area of Monday’s incident, in the
prosperous and generally peaceful province of Punjab, are unusual.
“At least seven security personnel including a police official
embraced shahadat (martyrdom) and five others were injured due to firing
by unknown assailants near Wazirabad,” the military said in a statement.