Fear paralyses residents following series of low intensity blasts in Lahore

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Lahore, Mar.13 (ANI): Just hours after Lahore was rocked with two powerful bomb blasts which killed 42 persons and wounded over 100, the city was rattled with six low intensity blasts petrifying local citizens further.

Though there were no casualties reported in the five explosions that occurred in Iqbal Town locality and one in Samanabad, the series of the blasts sent shock waves across the city, which witnessed massive bloodshed earlier in the day.

The first explosion took place near the behind the Allama Iqbal Town Police Station.At least four persons were injured in the blast.

The second one took place just few yards away from the site of the first blast in a parked car, The Daily Times reports.

Just when the bomb disposal squad arrived on the spot, the third bomb exploded just a few metres away.

Another blast took place in the garage of senior police official Khalid Javed's residence. Investigators are yet to verify the nature of the blast and that how the bomb reached Javed's house.

The city's famous Moon market, which had witnessed a massive bomb blast in December last year killing 45 persons and injuring 130 others, was also rocked later in the evening.

Moon market is a commercial center of Iqbal Town, where a large number of shoppers especially women and children are present in large numbers at any given day.

In Samanabad, a low intensity explosion also took place outside DSP Riaz Ahmed's residence.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab government was warned about terrorists planning massive strikes in Lahore and other parts of the province.

Despite there being intelligence input regarding extremists trying to target the office of the Special Intelligence Agency (SIA) and Lahore Cantonment, the law enforcing agencies failed completely to prevent the attacks. (ANI)

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