Seven killed in blast near Nawaz Sharif's residence in Lahore

Seven killed in blast near Nawaz Sharif's residence in Lahore

At least nine people, including two policemen, were killed and more than 30 injured on Wednesday in an explosion in northeastern Pakistan, police and local media reported, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency. "It was a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle who attacked the police", Ashraf said. Police said they are investigating.

According to rescue officials, the blast took place close to a check post, a few kilometers from the palatial residence of the Sharif family, and next to the congregation of the Tableeghi Jamaat centre.

A Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khurasani claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in a WhatsApp message sent to a Reuters reporter.

"The PSL semi-finals will be held in Lahore as per schedule as we have made all security arrangements in this regard", Ashraf said. "They have shifted so far seven bodies".

Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif condemned the attack and asked the authorities concerned to provide the best available medical treatment to the injured.

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It was the first incident of such nature in Lahore this year. However, the impact and sound of the blast suggest it was a terrorist attack.

In his reaction, President Mamnoon Hussain said such cowardly acts could not deter the government's resolve to fight terrorism.

Similarly, Maryam Nawaz in a tweet prayed to Allah Almighty to protect the courageous police force members.

More than a dozen other people were wounded in the explosion, which took place close to a police post set up near the grounds where a religious congregation was taking place.

Sources say the banned outfits working on Indian agenda have targeted the force just to spoil the upcoming sports activity in the provincial capital.

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