At least eight people including five police officials were embraced martyrdom and 24 others injured in bomb blast outside the Data Darbar, Lahore on Wednesday (May 8).
Inspector-General Punjab Police Captain (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan confirmed that the suicide blast targeted Elite Force van. Rescue teams have been rushed to spot and entry to the Data Darbar was sealed in the aftermath of the blast.
According to DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Ahmad Khan,”the blast took place around 8:45am outside Gate number 2, where the police personnel were deployed for security”. The exact nature of the blast was being ascertained, and it was too early to determine if it was a suicide attack, the DIG told media.
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