Nearly sixteen people died and over 60 were injured in Lahore Bomb Blast after a suicide bomber had blown himself up outside the gates of the assembly house Of Punjab province.
Among the dead were three top police officers. Punjab Law minister Mr Rana Sanaullah confirmed that the blast was a suicide attack.
He said alerts have been issues as there is a possibility of terrorists targeting Punjab Assembly building and the governor’s house on the Mall road.
Among the injured, condition of at least 11 people is reported to be critical.
According to Pakistani Media, the blast took place early evening yesterday on Mall Road, which is a busy place, where a protest rally was being held by the city’s chemists.
Television footage showed a motorcyclist dragging his bike close to police officers and blows himself up. The blast was so powerful that it was heard several kilometres from the place of occurrence.
One of the police officers stated, “The Target was not the protest demonstration but the police officers.”