Four soldiers among six martyred in suicide attack on census team in Lahore

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Wednesday, 05 April 2017 20:57

LAHORE: At least six people were martyred and 15 others wounded Wednesday morning when a suicide bomber targeted a population census team in Lahore's Bedian Road, officials said.

Malik Ahmed Khan, a spokesperson for the Punjab government, confirmed the explosion to be a suicide attack. “The target seems to have been the census team and the soldiers accompanying them," he told.

Khan confirmed that four military personnel were martyred in the bombing, and at least 15 people were wounded.

"The chief minister Punjab has called an emergency meeting of all security personnel,” said the spokesperson, “The Inspector General Police and the provincial intelligence representatives will be attending."

Speaking exclusively to a spokesperson of the Punjab police, Nayab Haider said they suspect "the suicide bomber was on foot. He came from behind the vehicles and detonated his vest."

Further details, he added, would be released when the Counter Terrorism Department completes its investigation report.



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