Explosion near Police Lines Lahore killed eight
A blast near Police Lines in Qila Gujar Singh area of Lahore on Tuesday killed eight people according to preliminary reports.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistans' breakaway faction "Jamaatul Ahrar" claimed responsibility for the attack.
“According to initial reports it was a car bomb but we are still determining the exact nature of the blast,” senior police official Haider Ashraf told AFP.
Various reports have come in through sources as regards number of casualties and injured individuals. Lest! Local media suggests that 19 were injured out of which 13, including a sub-inspector and an electrician of the police lines, have been moved to Ganga Ram Hospital. Amongs all one person is in critical condition and has been put on a ventilator, while four others have been moved to the services hospital with minor injuries.
The incident blazed several vehicles and streets were littered with broken building glass.
The chief minster’s adviser on health Khawaja Salman Rafique refuted the current death toll of eight while speaking to the media in Ganga Ram Hospital, .
Rafique insists that four people were killed and 19 others injured. However, Edhi sources reported eight people to be killed, adding that five bodies were found, while the other three have not been located as yet.
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