2009-05-27 18:51:45

Archbishop of Lahore on Taliban Insurgency

(27 May 09 - RV)Gunmen attacked a police headquarters in the Pakistani city of Lahore today, setting off a car-bomb that killed at least 22 people in what the government said was revenge for an offensive against the Taliban. RealAudioMP3

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, which wounded nearly 300 people and caused extensive damage.

It came after warnings of strikes in response to the army's attack on militants in the Swat region in the northwest.

The blast also hit after General David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, was in Islamabad for meetings with government and military leaders.

Lahore’s Archbishop, John Saldanha told us the blast also damaged the nearby cathedral:

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