8 killed, 25 injured in suicide attack near sufi shrine in Lahore

In a suicide attack which targeted an Elite Force van parked near a Sufi Shrine in Pakistan’s Lahore, at least eight people have died and 25 have been injured, reported the Dawn.

The blast took place at 8:45 am close to a police mobile near Gate 2 of the Data Darbar shrine, one of the country’s most visited shrines. Police suspect the blast was a suicide attack. An initial probe has revealed that the bomb contained 7 kilograms of explosive material.

The impact of the blast shattered glass in nearby vehicles and buildings. DawnNewsTV reported that scared bystanders attempted to shield themselves from the impact of the blast by lying down for cover.

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