People Killed In Lahore Blast In Pakistan

Police and rescue officials cover a body after a blast in Quetta Pakistan

At least 26 people were killed and 58 others injured on Monday in a powerful explosion, claimed by Pakistan Taliban, near an IT Park in Pakistan's Lahore city, officials said.

Eleven people were killed and 20 injured in a blast near an office building in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore. "The death toll includes police and civilians".

Initial police investigations suggested it might be a suicide bomb attack.

The city's commissioner Abdullah Khan Sumbul said the blast targeted police. The police in Pakistan are shockingly underfunded to the point that some equipment is from the British era.

Security officials have also placed blockades at various places surrounding the site; however, Ferozepur Road has now been opened to traffic.

Police sources told Geo that a suicide attacker targeted police personnel. The target of the claimed terrorist attack by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan was the police. This has not only created a deep distrust of the police in the public mind but has also created resentment and demoralization among the law enforcement officers.

The police have started investigations into the attack.

Grief-stricken relatives of 26 people killed by a suicide bomber in Pakistan on Monday have demanded that the government publicly hangs the masterminds behind the devastating blast.

Pakistani security officials inspect the site of an explosion in Lahore on July 24, 2017.

The blast took place on a crowded main street in southern Lahore.

Masih succumbed to his injuries at the Lahore General Hospital (LGH) today, LGH's Dr Ejaz Ahmed said.

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So far there is no claim of ownership of the blast, and any claim has to be treated with caution anyway.

"Resorting to violence and terror is the offspring of a degenerate ideology that has nothing to express but mindless violence and bullying", Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said in a statement.

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