Investigators at the site of incident in Lahore, Pakistan on May 8 (Photo/ Reuters)
Investigators at the site of incident in Lahore, Pakistan on May 8 (Photo/ Reuters)

Death toll mounts to 12 in Lahore blast

ANI | Updated: May 10, 2019 13:14 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], May 10 (ANI): The death toll in Wednesday's suicide blast near the Data Darbar shrine here rose to 12 after a 19-year-old succumbed to his injuries on Friday.
25 other people are still being treated for their injuries in the aftermath of the blast, according to Geo News.
Authorities believe that the elite forces were a target of the attack.
Furthermore, Shabaz Gill, the spokesperson for Punjab's Chief Minister, said that the suicide bomber was a 15-year-old boy who blew up near the forces' van stationed outside the shrine.
Amongst the deceased, at least five were police officials.
Pakistan's President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attack which took place on Wednesday morning. It rattled the Muslim community as it comes during the holy month of Ramzan.
The 11th-century shrine was previously targeted in 2010, during which 40 people lost their lives. (ANI)

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