Lahore: There is news of a powerful bomb blast in the market of Lahore city of Pakistan. According to news agency PTI, at least three people have died in the incident while 20 people have been injured. According to the police, the blast took place in the Paan Mandi of Lahore's famous Anarkali Market where Indian goods are sold. Lahore Police spokesperson Rana Arif has confirmed the death of three people in the blast. According to the report of Dawn News Paper, the glass of nearby shops and buildings was shattered due to the explosion. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the blast.
Deputy Inspector General (Police Operations) Dr. Mohammad Abid said, "We are trying to ascertain the nature of the blast. More than 20 people have been injured who have been taken to the hospital. Abid did not rule out the possibility of a motorcycle or a time device being implanted at any place in the market. He said, 'The potholes at the blast site have indicated the use of time device. However, we cannot confirm this as of now. The Counter-Terrorism Department and Bomb Disposal Officer have reached the spot and are probing the nature of the blast. According to Rescue 1122, the injured were shifted to Mayo Hospital where two died due to injuries.
Mayo Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Iftikhar said that two people, including a child, have died. The condition of four people brought to the hospital is critical. A large number of motorcycle stalls and vendors have also been damaged due to the blast. The police have cordoned off the area. The entire Anarkali market has been closed after the blast.
Taking to Twitter Maryam Nawaz Sharif tweeted about the incident. She wrote, "Three died and dozens injured in a bomb blast in Lhr today, and guess what @ImranKhanPTI is talking about in his propaganda cell meeting? Sharifs! What is next? Blaming the victims for the tragedy?"