Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

Militants attack power station

At least seven people are dead and four are being held hostage by armed militants who attacked a power station in Pakistan
At least seven people are dead and four are being held hostage by armed militants who attacked a power station in Pakistan

Several dozen militants armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades have attacked a power station in Pakistan, killing seven people and taking four hostage.

Police official Granullah Khan says the attack on the outskirts of the city of Peshawar occurred before dawn on Tuesday. The militants first killed two people at the scene and took nine with them.

Mr Khan says they then killed five of the hostages as they were fleeing. The bodies were found about half a mile away from the power station. Four other people are still missing.

The dead included three policemen and four government power workers. The men still missing are all power workers.

Parts of Peshawar still lack electricity because the station was damaged in the attack.

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