3. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
“We killed the station-house officer and then we targeted the funeral to kill the other officers,” Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said.
He said the Taliban carried out the attack in revenge for the arrest and mistreatment of their fighters.
6. A Reuters reporter described the tragic scene:
Weeping policemen wandered among the blood and body parts, looking for colleagues, or sat in shock amid abandoned shoes and other belongings.
8. This is one of several attacks in Pakistan since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government was voted to power in May.
“They are not Muslims. They are not humans,” Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera said.
“We have no other option but to fight against terrorists,” he added. “We have made sacrifices and we will continue to do so and we will not bow down.”