Police kill militants in Lahore after bomb kills one

Police kill militants in Lahore after bomb kills one

Police kill militants in Lahore after bomb kills one

Initial reports indicate that a truck loaded with fruits got tangled with high tension wires which caused the explosion.

The truck was stopped there for as far back as three days, police said refering to introductory reports they had gotten."It gives off an impression of being a message for Nawaz Sharif to drop or concede his arranged rally on coming Wednesday", the sources said.

The incident took place on Monday evening.

According to the police, even though no casualties are reported, a minor girl is said to be in a critical condition. The kind of device and the explosives used were not yet known.

The authorities have launched an investigation to determine how and when the truck arrived in the area.

Pakistani police say the blast near parked fruit trucks has wounded ten people, collapsed the roof of a small school building and destroyed a truck in the eastern city of Lahore. The blast resulted in a crater, about seven-feet deep, at the site.

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DIG Haider Ashraf confirmed that it was a bomb blast.

Out Fall Road is the route that the former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif had to take while returning to his hometown for the first time since the Panama Papers verdict on July 28.

Lahore, a city of around six million, is Pakistan's cultural hub and the capital of its most powerful province, Punjab.

"At least 34 people have been injured, majority were passersby", he added, noting that the wounded had been sent to two hospitals.

Similarly, a suicide blast on February 13 had ripped through a camp of protesting chemists in front of the Punjab Assembly, leaving 13 people dead and 70 others wounded.

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