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1 killed, 20 injured in blast in Pakistan's Lahore

14 March 2018, 11:36 | Erica Roy

Pakistani rescue workers push a stretcher carrying an injured man to the hospital following the blast of a motorcycle bomb attack in Lahore

Pakistani rescue workers push a stretcher carrying an injured man to the hospital following the blast of a motorcycle bomb attack in Lahore

He said the Rescue ambulances have shifted the injured to the Sharif medical complex and other nearby hospitals.

A powerful blast tonight near the residence of Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif here killed at least eight persons, including four policemen, police said.

A suicide attack near a software technology park in Lahore killed 26 people and wounded over 50 in July previous year.

Police officials stated that it could be a cylinder explosion but actual nature of the blast is still unknown.

The checkpoint is located near a religious group's main congregation place in Raiwind near Lahore, the capital of Punjab province.

However, he did not give the exact age of the boy.

Past year in February, a suicide attack on Mall Road of Lahore claimed as many as 14 lives including a celebrated police officer, weeks ahead of the final match of PSL that was played in Qaddafi Stadium.

Ashraf said numerous wounded were police and three were hospitalized in critical condition.

The police personnel were changing the duty at the time of the blast, the witness said. The suicide attack has taken place a week before the semi-finals of the Pakistan Super League in Lahore.

A spokesman for Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Tehrik-i-Taliban had telephoned Reuters and claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack.

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

Pakistan Rangers quick response force has reached the spot and cordoned off the area.

Jamaat-ur-Ahrar had also claimed responsibility for an Easter Day bombing in Lahore previous year that killed more than 70 people in a public park.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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