LAHORE A military court has begun hearing of the case of attack on General Headquarters (GHQ) as seven persons have been indicted in connection with the deadly terror attack carried out about one and a half year ago in Rawalpindi, BBC Urdu service reported on Monday. The hearing of the case started before the Field General Court Martial on January 24, but the military officials are trying to cover up the issue, the news service claimed. On October 10, 2009, at least 10 terrorists struck the GHQ building in Rawalpindi and carried out a gun-and-bomb attack, leaving many people martyred, including 11 military officials. The military commandos immediately responded to the terror attack and killed nine of the ten terrorists on the spot. The commandos captured one of the attacker, later identified as Aqeel alias Dr Usman, alive but seriously injured, said the report. A few days after the attack, according to the report, the intelligence agencies arrested six more people in connection with the attack on the information gleaned from Aqeel. Those charged in connection with the attack included Aqeel and his accomplice Imran, both from the Medical Corps of the Army, claims the report. Now, the military court headed by a brigadier is hearing the case, involving all these seven men, including Khalil-ur-Rehman, Usman Akka, Wajid Mahmood, Muhammad Adnan and Tahir Shafique. All of them are regarded as friends of Aqeel. According to the prosecution, all these people were aware of the attack and were cooperating with Aqeel. A lawyer defending the accused argued before the court that civilians could not be court-martialed. He claimed that no weapons had been recovered from his clients, nor anything else that could be linked to the assault. According to the BBC news service, Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) offered no comments when contacted.