Lahore car bomb blast kills 11, injures 45

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Lahore, Mar 8(ANI): A car bomb explosion killed at least 11 people and injured 45 others in Lahore on Monday.

According to reports, a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden truck into the main gate of the Federal Investigation Agency's (FIA) office here.

Witnesses said the FIA building has completely collapsed and a number of people are still buried under the rubble, The Dawn reports.

TV reports said some of the neighbouring buildings had also been damaged in the explosion.

A number of schools and religious institutions are located in the neighbourhood known as Model Town.

A number of prominent politicians, including the former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif live in Model Town.

There was no immediately claim of responsibility for the blast, which came after a lull of several months in attacks on military and security targets in Pakistan's main cities by Al-Qaeda militants and their affiliates in the Pakistani Taliban.

Meanwhile, security levels have been raised to high alert across the city. (ANI)

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