Taliban suicide attack on Pakistani police headquarters in Lahore kills six

February 17, 2015 11:08 AM

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LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide bomber on Tuesday killed six people and himself in a brazen attack on police headquarters in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, in what militants called a revenge bid for the recent hangings of colleagues.

It was the third in a series of high-profile attacks in the last month triggered by a government decision in December to begin hanging those convicted of terror attacks, reversing an informal six-year moratorium on the death penalty.

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