Blast strikes Lahore police base

At least 20 people are killed as two sites are bombed in Pakistani city.

    A wounded man is carried out of the badly
    damaged police building [Reuters]

    Your Views

    Do you think the new coalition government can solve Pakistan's problems?

    Send us your views

    In the attack on the compound, two children died, a city administrator said. At least 40 people have been wounded in the blasts.

     

    Police said the full cause of the explosions was yet to be ascertained. Unconfirmed reports said the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber. If confirmed, it would be the fifth such attack on the city in the past 12 months.

     
    No group has come forward yet to say it carried out the assaults.
     
    Khwaja Naseer, of Waqt TV, told Al Jazeera: "It was a very, very horrible scene."
     
    The road outside had been packed with commuters and the blast caused gas-powered vehicles to explode, further hampering rescue efforts.
     
    Hyder said reports were coming through that the attack on the suburb of Model Town had been carried out with a vehicle packed with explosives.
     
    "It was well co-ordinated. The death toll is steadily rising.
     
    "It points to a total failure of the security apparatus that these attacks happened."
     
    The agency specialises in investigating illegal immigration and people smuggling. Chaudhry Manzoor, director of the agency, said 14 employees were among the dead.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    John Pilger Q&A: 'US missiles are pointed at China'

    John Pilger Q&A: 'US missiles are pointed at China'

    Journalist John Pilger thinks the US and China might be on the path to war. "My film is a warning," he says.

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Sadly but frankly, Donald Trump is not going anywhere

    Trump isn't going to be impeached by this or perhaps any future Congress as currently constituted.