Deadly blast at Pakistan Sufi shrine


A bomb exploded near a major Sufi shrine in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday.

Hundreds of pilgrims were at the Data Darbar site as the country marks the holy month of Ramadan.

  • The bomb exploded near security forces guarding the shrine.
  • Lahore’s police chief said his officers were the intended target.
  • At least eight people have been killed so far.
  • Among the dead are police officers, a security guard and a civilian.
  • No group has yet claimed responsibility.

Police vehicle targeted :
“It was an attack on police that left several dead and dozens of policemen and civilians injured. The target was police,” said Lahore police.

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