Lahore: Explosion 26 kills, 49 injured in action against illegal extortion
Authorities say that at least 26 people were killed and 49 injured in a blast during illegal removal of the Lahore High Court.
According to police, the removal of illegal extortion was being done in the vegetable market near Arafa Karim IT tower when it was detonated.
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Provincial Minister Health Salman Rafique told media that 26 people were killed and 49 others injured in the explosion.
Earlier, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali said that the nature of the explosion is being investigated.
He added that the blast has mostly killed and wounded policemen.
According to the DIG Police, Haider Ashraf, British news agency reported that it was a suicide attack.
However, Commissioner Lahore also said that this suicide bomb seems to be, but the confirmation department will make the counter terrorism.
The area where this explosion is a busy area, according to Punjab spokesman Malik Ahmad, this area comes in the Red Zone where the VIP is held.
After the explosion, security forces have surrounded the area and started an investigation.
The responsibility of the blast
The banned organization Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has accepted responsibility for the blast in Lahore.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Muhammad Khorasani claimed that the suicide bombing of the organization has killed a suicide bomber in Lahore.
“The explosion was so intense that some of the mirrores of Arafa Tower were cracked,” Dhushan told BBC correspondent Umar Baniiya, who worked in Arafa tower. When I saw out, a motorcycle and a vehicle were standing in a state of ruin. I think it can not be a suicide blast because this blast was very intense. ‘
A policeman says he was sitting with his colleagues that a sudden explosion occurred. ‘Then there was a confusion and the bodies were lying. ‘
Area of Aphra tower
This is the area of Kot Lakhpat where there were illegal extortions on the large area.
In the place where the model town ends, the cost begins to write, and it is also located in front of where it is exploded.
The Lahore Development Authority was taking action against illegal acts and in this regard, a police camp was also set up in this area.