Blast near LeT founder Hafiz Saeed’s Lahore residence claims lives of 2 leaving 16 injured

In the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, an explosion took place a short distance from Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed’s home on Wednesday claiming the lives of two and leaving 16 injured, as claimed by media reports.

TV news channels reported citing police officials that about 120 meters away from Saeed’s residence in Johar Town the blast went off at a house while two of the injured died in Jinnah Hospital as said by Ghulam Mehmood Dogar, Lahore police chief to the reporters.

In a string of cases related to his involvement in terror financing, Saeed is currently in jail in Lahore after he was arrested and convicted the previous year. Although the investigations were underway to determine the exact nature of the explosion yet Dogar has reported that the incident appears to be a bomb blast.

As per the media reports, women, children, and a police officer were also injured by the blast along with a few of them in critical condition. Several vehicles suffered extensive damage in the blast along with many nearby houses. The facade was shown by the images and footage beamed on TV channels. The site was visited by bomb disposal teams along with police soon after the incident took place.

According to an eyewitness an unidentified man parked a motorcycle near the house and it later exploded, as said to Geo News Channel while a report was sought on the incident from the provincial police by Usman Buzdar, Punjab province chief minister.

 

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