Lahore blast: 20 dead, 30 injured in suicide attack near Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif's house

A powerful suicide blast near residence-cum-office of Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif in Pakistan's Lahore city on Monday killed at least 20 people, including policemen, and wounded 30 others

FP Staff July 24, 2017 19:09:10 IST
A suicide blast near residence-cum-office of Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif in Pakistan's Lahore city on Monday killed at least 20 people, including policemen, and wounded 30 others. AFP
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A suicide blast near residence-cum-office of Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif in Pakistan's Lahore city on Monday killed at least 20 people, including policemen, and wounded 30 others. AFP
Lahore police chief Captain Amin Wains said the "target of the blast was police". The chief minister was in a meeting at his Model Town office when the blast took place. AFP
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Lahore police chief Captain Amin Wains said the "target of the blast was police". The chief minister was in a meeting at his Model Town office when the blast took place. AFP
"Police and Lahore Development Authority officials were busy in removing encroachments outside the Arfa Karim Tower, located near the chief minister's Model Town residence when a powerful blast took place," a rescue worker said. AFP.
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"Police and Lahore Development Authority officials were busy in removing encroachments outside the Arfa Karim Tower, located near the chief minister's Model Town residence when a powerful blast took place," a rescue worker said. AFP.
Rescue teams shifted the injured to city hospitals. An emergency was declared in all the city hospitals. AFP
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Rescue teams shifted the injured to city hospitals. An emergency was declared in all the city hospitals. AFP
"The condition of several injured is stated to be critical," a police official said. AFP
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"The condition of several injured is stated to be critical," a police official said. AFP