Militant bomb near Sufi shrine kills 10 in Pakistan's Lahore

Saul Bowman
Мая 9, 2019

A bomb targeting Pakistani police outside a Sufi shrine in the city of Lahore on Wednesday killed nine people, officials said.

"God willing, the security forces with the cooperation of whole nation will defeat these terrorists", he added.

According to initial police reports, the blast targetted a van carrying the Elite Force of Punjab Police. "The target of the suicide bomber was the vehicle of the Elite Force that was stationed outside the shrine of Sufi saint Ali Hajvari commonly known as Data Darbar", Nawaz said. The nature of the blast is yet to ascertained.

It comes as the country marks the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

A police vehicle was badly damaged in blast near Data Darbar in Lahore.

A security operation is still under way in the area, with heavy police presence at the blast site.

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Pakistani police confirmed the deaths and said the attack wounded several people.

According to the reports, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar was shown the footage of suicide bomber at Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) headquarters, after which the footage was sent to Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and other investigation agencies.

Among those killed, includes five policemen, two civilians and a private guard.

A pair of suicide attacks at the popular 11th century Sufi shrine in 2010 killed and wounded dozens of people. "Ball bearings were also used in the attack", she told reporters.

The premier has commiserated with the bereaved families and directed authorities concerned to provide best possible medical treatment to those injured in the blast.

Major urban centres such as Lahore, Pakistan's second largest city and the provincial capital of its wealthiest province, Punjab, are not immune.

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