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Soldiers among 6 killed in Lahore suicide attack

Soldiers among 6 killed in Lahore suicide attack

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Apr 05, 2017 - 10:54

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Six people were killed and 22 others injured in a suicide attack on a census teams in Lahore, the capital of Pakistaninfo-icon’s Punjab province, on Wednesday

A convoy carrying enumerators and security personnel came under attack on Lahore’s Bedian Road. Four soldiers and two civilians were among the fatalities, initial reports said.

With forensic teams collecting evidence at the scene near on Manawala Chowk, local TV channels reported the head of the suspected suicide bomber had been found.

Security sources insisted it was a suicide attack, but the provincial government said the exact nature of the blast was yet to be ascertained. Rescue teams rushed the site soon after the incident and evacuated the injured to hospital

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif strongly condemned the blast, which ignited a fire that engulfed the cars parked in the crowded area. Security forces cordoned off the scene.

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