Bombs explode near Lahore theatre

At least six people reported hurt after series of explosions in Pakistan's second city.

    Police said the theatre was closed at the time
    of the explosions [EPA]

    "Luckily there was no serious damage," Pervaiz Rathore, the police chief of Pakistan's second-largest city, said.

    Kamal Hyder, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Pakistan, said the explosives were planted in a nearby drainage channel .

    "The explosions were meant to send a message rather than wreak havoc," our correspondent reported.

    "[But] there is a big question mark remaining as to who could have planted the bombs."

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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