Taliban Attacks Police in Pakistan

Pakistani rescuers carry a dead body after an attack on police hostel in Lahore on July 11, 2012. Gunmen shot dead nine Pakistani police and prison staff as they slept, the second attack on security forces in the country's political heartland since Islamabad reopened a NATO supply corridor. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the dawn raid, in which police said 10 gunmen stormed a hostel housing officers being trained from the troubled northwest.  AFP PHOTO/Arif ALI        (Photo credit should read Arif Ali/AFP/GettyImages)

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    9 police officers were killed in Pakistan Thursday when Taliban gunmen attacked their compound. Through a spokesman, the Taliban took full responsibility for the attack on the men, who were training to become prison guards, telling the Associated Press the killings were revenge for their fighters being tortured in prison by police. The police who were shot at were actually recruited from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the northwest, once a base for the Taliban. Eight other officers were wounded, one of which said the attackers' faces were hidden behind hoods and they shouted "God is great" as they shot each police officer one by one.

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