Pakistan: 35 injured in blast in Lahore, IED suspected

Updated On : 08 Aug , 2017 , 01:56 AM
Pakistan: 20 injured in blast in Lahore, IED suspected
Pakistan: 20 injured in blast in Lahore, IED suspected
Lahore:

At least 35 people were injured on Monday night in a blast in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province.

The blast took at Lahore’s Bund road area, police said.

The injured, including women and children, were rushed to nearby hospitals where an emergency has been declared.

The cause behind the blast has not been ascertained yet.

Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, has witnessed several terror attacks in recent months.

On July 24, a Taliban suicide bomber struck a police team near residence-cum-office of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here, killing 27 people, including policemen.

In April, six persons were killed and 15 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a population census team in Lahore’s Bedian Road.

In February, a suicide bomber killed 14 people, including senior police officers, near the Punjab Assembly here.

First Published : Monday, August 07, 2017 10:51 PM
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