Gunmen Kill Dozens More In Pakistan; Militants Are Hunting The Hunters

The "escalating wave of terror" in Pakistan continues today with news that "teams of gunmen attacked law enforcement facilities across the eastern city of Lahore." The Associated Press says at least 38 people were killed and that the attacks appear to be "aimed at scuttling a planned offensive into the militant heartland on the Afghan border (and) highlight the militants' ability to carry out sophisticated strikes on heavily fortified facilities."

And just moments ago, Reuters and the AP reported that a large explosion has been heard in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

On Morning Edition, NPR's Julie McCarthy spoke with host Steve Inskeep from Islamabad. Pakistani officials, she said, say "the hunters are being hunted" as militants go after the government's counterterrorism forces.

Update at 8:05 a.m. ET. Reuters reports that the explosion in Peshawar was "in a neighborhood where government workers live" and that a rescue worker and local news media say at least one person — a child — was killed.



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