LAHORE: At least eleven people including policemen, women and children
while 70 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion in a mourning
procession near its concluding point at Kerbala Gamay Shah at Bhat
Gate, MS Mayo hospital Dr Zahid Pervez said.
The injured are being shifted to hospital. According to eye-witnesses,
the blast occurred soon after azan of Maghrib prayer near Urdu Bazaar
Chowk at Lohari Chowk.
The blast was so powerful that its bang was heard far and wide and the
intensity of blast was so overpowering that it broke windowpanes of
Relief teams including Rescue 1122 and ambulances have launched the
relief operation. Police put security cordon around the blast site.
According to Rescue sources, the blast occurred in a vehicle with
government number plate; the vehicle was packed with explosives.