Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hostage Crisis at Rawalpindi GHQ

Dawn.com reports that militants are holding up to 15 army personnel hostage after trying to storm the Pakistani army GHQ leaving 6 soldiers and 5 militants dead. It is estimated that about 10 militants dressed as armed army personnel with grenades and automatic weapons drove into the compound, shooting their way through a checkpoint.

Four militants were killed at the second checkpoint, but the rest fled to an office just outside the compound. Between 10 and 15 people are still in militant hands more than 12 hours after the assault began.