Pakistan: 8 killed, 25 injured in blast near near Sufi shrine in Lahore
Lahore, May 08: At least eight people were killed and 25 others were injured in a suicide attack near a car of police elite force in the immediate vicinity of Data Darbar in Pakistan's Lahore.
The blast occurred around 8:45 am in Pakistan when a vehicle of the Elite Forces stationed outside gate no. 2 of the Data Darbar shrine was blown up.
The injured and the dead were brought in to Mayo Hospital.
According to initial reports, the police's elite force was made the target of the blast.
Meanwhile, rescue and police officers have rushed to the spot along with a heavy convoy of police forces, and the injured persons are being shifted to nearby hospitals for medical attention.
According to DawnNewsTV, the nature of the explosion has not yet been ascertained and a rescue operation is currently underway.
It should be noted that Data Darbar is densely crowded with people, especially during the holy month of Ramadan. Food, water and shelter are given to the poor round the clock in this shrine during the Ramadan month.
The latest blast is the third such attack on the Data Darbar shrine. Earlier, a blast claimed the lives of dozens as a suicide bomber blew up inside the shrine while the second blast occurred outside the premises of the shrine.