Explosion kills 9 in northeast Pakistan

The explosion occurred near a police check post on Raiwind Road. —DawnNewsTV

The explosion occurred near a police check post on Raiwind Road. —DawnNewsTV

According to available information, a terrorist tried to entered camp of Raiwind congregation but policemen stopped him and suicide bomber blew him up, killing seven policemen while injuring 12 persons.

While briefing the media, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Operations Wing, Dr Haider Ashraf said that police were target of the attack and two sub-inspectors and three constables embraced martyrdom among nine persons.

Initial reports suggested, a motorbike was used in the blast, he said, adding that it could have been the act of a suicide bomber.

Jam Sajjad Hussain, spokesman of a state-run rescue service, told Reuters that his officials had taken seven dead bodies to hospitals. The nature of the blast is not immediately clear.

Nine people including five police personnel have been killed and over a dozen others injured in a blast on the outskirts of Lahore on Wednesday night. He said he believes the police were targeted.

The group was also behind the massacre of more than 150 people at a Peshawar school in December 2014 and the October 2012 shooting of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.

More news: Margot Robbie Reportedly In Final Negotiations For Tarantino's Manson Movie
More news: Lille Fans Storm The Pitch After 1-1 Draw With Montpellier
More news: Venus Williams beats sister Serena in Indian Wells

Punjab's chief minister Shahbaz Sharif said: "The martyred policemen are our heroes".

A suicide attack near a software technology park in Lahore killed 26 people and wounded over 50 in July previous year.

It was such a powerful blast that its sound was heard several kilometers from the site.

Pakistan Rangers quick response force has reached the spot and cordoned off the area along with the police.

Defunct Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

This is the first explosion targeting the provincial capital in 2018. Lahore experienced multiple terror attacks in 2017 that killed more than 60 people.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.