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Pakistan: Death toll in Lahore blast touches 8, Imran Khan condemns attack

Pakistan: Death toll in Lahore blast touches 8, Imran Khan condemns attack

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 May 2019, 03:04 pm

Lahore, May 8 (UNI/IBNS):  At least eight people were killed while 25 others sustained injuries on Wednesday in a blast near Lahore’s Data Darbar, the largest Sufi shrine in south Asia, officials said.

The explosion was reported around 8:45 am local time this morning.

Five police officers and three civilians were killed in the attack.

As per initial reports the suicide attack was near a car of police elite force which was in the immediate vicinity of Data Darbar in Lahore, local media reported.

According to sources, the police’s elite force was made the target of the blast.

Condemning the attack, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted, "Strongly condemn the terror blast outside Data Darbar this morning. Have asked Punjab govt to provide all assistance to the injured & families of victims."

 

Pakistan: Death toll in Lahore blast touches 8, Imran Khan condemns attack

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