Lahore: Atleast 25 killed in suicide explosion in the heart of Punjab, Lahore on Monday afternoon and wounded 49 others.
The bomb blast took place near the Arfa Kareem Tower at Ferozpur Road, Lahore. A building was being demolished nearby when the incident took place.
Lahore Deputy Commissoner confirmed that least 25 people have lost their lives in the blast while 49 others sustained injuries. A local SHO has confirmed that the blast was of suicidal nature.
Large number of ambulance reached the scene and the wounded persons were shifted to different medical facilities for treatment of their injuries.
A car and 10 motorcycles were destroyed in the explosion.
An active regiment of Pakistan Army has reached the blast site.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and others expressed grief and sadness over the loss of lives and condemned the incident in strong words.
Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has sought the report of the incident from the police department. He said that the best medical facilities will be provided to the wounded persons.