Attack on Pak camp kills 8

Attack on Pak camp kills 8

Gunmen killed eight people in an attack on Monday on a Pakistani army camp in a city where thousands of hardline Islamists spent the night on their way to the capital to protest the government's recent decision to reopen the Nato supply line to Afghanistan, police said.

Police were searching for the culprits and it was unclear if any of the Islamist protesters were involved, said Basharat Mahmood, police chief in the eastern city of Gujrat where the attack occurred.

“It is surely a terrorist attack,” said Mahmood. “The attackers could have taken cover. They could have hid themselves among the protesters.”

The camp on the outskirts of Gujrat was attacked around 5:20 am, a little less than an hour after the leaders of the Difah-e-Pakistan, or Defence of Pakistan, protest movement finished delivering speeches inside the city, said the police.

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