At least 20 people were killed and 30 injured in the suicide blast near the residence-cum-office of Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore, Pakistan. CM Sharif is the brother of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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The suicide bomber targetted the busy market near the Arfa Karim Software Technology Park. The residence of the Chief Minister Sharif is located about 100 metres from the site of the explosion.
The location is considered as one of the most secure areas in the Pakistan. Lahore police chief Capt (R) Amin Wains said that the target of the blast was security officials.
Source: The Asian Age
According to the FirstPost, Rescue 1122 Deeba Shahnaz told PTI, “Police and Lahore Development Authority officials were busy in removing encroachments outside the Arfa Karim Tower, located near the chief minister’s Model Town residence when a powerful blast took place.”
The Chief Minister was in meeting at his Model Town office when the blast took place.