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Lahore DHA blast was caused by cylinder explosion: Punjab Law Minister

| Updated: Feb 24, 2017 21:40 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], Feb. 24 (ANI): Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Friday that yesterday's blast in Lahore's DHA was not an act of terror but an "accident", as forensic samples collected from the site had shown that the blast was a cylinder explosion. "Yesterday's explosion was an accident and not a terrorist or explosives blast," The Dawn quoted Sanaullah as saying. Explaining the delay in determining the nature of the blast, he said due to the extensive damage caused by the blast, the forensics team could not collect samples from the site until the debris had been cleared, which took some time. The minister regretted that some TV channels had given the DHA blast spin of a terrorism incident and later ran news of another blast that caused panic among the citizens. Thursday's blast at an under-construction cafe in the Defence Housing Authority area's Z Block killed seven people and injured 35 others. (ANI)