At least eight persons, including four policemen, lost their lives and 20 others have been injured in a suicide blast which targeted a police check post in Raiwind on the outskirts of Lahore, Punjab Health Minister Salman Rafique told DawnNewsTV.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Punjab Dr Haider Ashraf confirmed that an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and a Station House Officer (SHO) are among injured persons.
The police camp was set up for the security of an ongoing congregation of Tableeghi Jamaat. "The police appear to be the target", he said, reports Express News.
The nature of the blast was not immediately clear.
According to rescue officials, a caller who informed them about the incident said it was a cylinder blast.
The Pakistani Taliban leadership have fled to neighbouring Afghanistan from where Islamabad alleges they plan and execute terrorist attacks inside Pakistan.
Meanwhile, IG Punjab Captain (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan has directed to declare a security high alert in the province.
The Taliban group Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility, saying it was a suicide attack. Around 25 people were also injured in the attack. The suicide attack has taken place a week before the semi-finals of the Pakistan Super League in Lahore.
A teenaged suicide bomber today blew himself up near the residence of Pakistans ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, killing nine people, including five policemen, police said.
A suicide attack near a software technology park in Lahore killed 26 people and wounded over 50 in July past year.
In April, six people including army personnel were killed in a suicide attack on a census team on Bedian Road.
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