Militants in Pakistan have killed at least 38 people in coordinated attacks against law-enforcement agencies in Lahore and in the troubled northwest.
Officials in Lahore said groups of gunmen stormed the regional office of the Federal Investigation Agency, or FIA, as well as two police training centers Thursday morning, killing at least 26 people. It is unclear how many militants took part in the attacks, which Pakistani officials blamed on the Taliban.
Witnesses said some of the gunmen were teenagers who were shot dead or killed by suicide vests they detonated after being wounded. In the northwest city Kohat, a car bomb destroyed a police station, killing 11. Hours later in Peshawar, a bomb hit a residential neighborhood populated by government workers.
One child was reported killed.Many of the others killed in Thursday's attacks appear to have been police officers.The Pakistani Taliban has carried out four high-profile terrorist attacks in the past 11 days, killing more than 100 people.