Lahore terror attack: 20 dead, 30 injured in suicide blast 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.

PTI July 24, 2017 18:01:49 IST
Lahore terror attack: 20 dead, 30 injured in suicide blast near Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif's house

Lahore: 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.

Lahore terror attack 20 dead 30 injured in suicide blast near Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharifs house

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Lahore police chief Captain (R) Amin Wains said the "target of blast was police".

He also confirmed that it was a suicide blast.

According to Rescue 1122, at least 20 people including policemen have been killed in the blast.

"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," Rescue 1122 Deeba Shahnaz told PTI.

Rescue teams shifted the injured to hospital. An emergency was declared in city hospitals.

"The condition of several injured is stated to be critical," the official said.

The chief minister was in a meeting at his Model Town office when the blast took place.

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