Major blast outside Hafiz Saeed's house in Pakistan; 2 dead, 16 injured
Lahore : A major blast rocked Pakistan's Lahore on Wednesday that killed at least 2 people and injured more than 16 people. Incidentally, the blast has been reported near the residence of militant Hafiz Saeed, co-founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and the chief of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD).
The police and bomb disposal teams have started the rescue operations in the area.
According to local media reports, the injured people have been shifted to Lahore's Jinnah Hospital via private cars and auto-rickshaws.
Some of the eye-witnesses claimed in the reports that the intensity of the blast was such that glass windows of the nearby houses were also shattered. A couple of buildings have also been reported damaged in the incident.
An eyewitness told Geo News that an unidentified individual parked a motorcycle near the house which later exploded. Police, meanwhile, cordoned off the area for further investigation while traffic was redirected.
Meanwhile, social media has been flooded with several videos showcasing the chaos in the area.
Condemning the incident, Usman Buzdar, chief minister of Punjab province, said action will be taken against those behind the blast.
In a tweet, the office of Usman Buzdar said that the CM demanded a report from the police regarding the blast in Lahore. He also ordered an investigation into the incident.
The tweet added that an emergency was declared at Jinnah Hospital in Lahore where the injured were shifted.