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Two dead, 16 injured in blast in Pakistan’s Lahore


At least two people died and 16 others were injured in a blast in Pakistan’s Lahore on Wednesday, Dawn reported. The blast occurred at Lahore’s Johar town and the injured have been shifted to Jinnah Hospital while law enforcement officials try to ascertain the reason behind the blast, the report further said.
The city’s deputy commissioner Mudassir Riaz Malik, who was at the site, said women and children are also among the injured. The blast also left behind a crater.
Riaz said that the area is cordoned off and officials are working to know the reason behind the blast. Lahore’s Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mehmood Dogar said that the injured have been shifted to Jinnah Hospital for further treatment.
No one has claimed responsibility for the blast.

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