Bomb blast in Lahore: 3 killed, over 20 injured
Lahore : At least three people have been killed and another 20 were on Thursday after a bomb blast was reported at a busy shopping market of Pakistan's Lahore, police said.
"Initial investigations show that it was a time-controlled device on a motorbike which was the cause of the blast," Rana Arif, spokesman for Lahore police, told news agency AFP.
The blast was strong enough to shatter the windows of the nearby shops at the Paan Mandi in Lahore's famous Anarkali market.
No terrorist group has taken responsibility of the attack so far. A series of blasts and attacks have been reported against police since December, when a truce between the government and Pakistan's Taliban lapsed.
"We are ascertaining the nature of blast. Over 20 people have been injured in blast and shifted to hospitals," Deputy Inspector General Police Operation Dr Mohammad Abid told reporters at the site of the blast.
People injured in the blast have been shifted to the Mayo Hospital where two succumbed to their injuries, according to the Rescue 1122.