Pakistan PM Imran Khan strongly condemns suicide bombing in Lahore

Pakistan PM Imran Khan strongly condemns suicide bombing in Lahore

The blasts took place at one of the largest shrines in South Asia.



By Web Report

Published: Wed 8 May 2019, 2:20 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 May 2019, 10:14 PM

At least ten people were killed and 25 injured in a suicide bombing targeting a police patrol near a Sufi shrine in Pakistan's Lahore city on Wednesday.
The Pakistani Taleban faction claimed responsibility for a blast in a statement they issued.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and the injured on Twitter. 
He said, "Strongly condemn the terror blast outside Data Darbar this morning. Have asked Punjab govt to provide all assistance to the injured & families of victims."

The blast, one day after the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, took place close to the Data Darbar, one of the largest shrines in South Asia, which was cordoned off by security forces.
Officials warned that the attack highlighted the need for vigilance by people gathering for worship during Ramadan.
(With inputs from agencies) 
 


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