Blast in Pakistan Kills Three, Wounds 28

At least three people lost their lives while 28 more received injuries in a bomb blast rocked a busy shopping market in Pakistan’s second largest city, Lahor, police said on Thursday.

Lahore Police Spokesman Rana Arif said that initial investigations showed that it was a time-controlled device rigged on a motorbike.

Meanwhile, speaking to reporters, Lahore Police DIG Operations Abid Khan said that some wounded individuals are in critical conditions, expressing fear the death toll could climb further.

Soon after the blast, a spokesperson for the Baloch Nationalist Army, a newly formed separatist group based in southwestern Balochistan province, in a tweet post claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Based on the report, two separatist groups, the Balochistan Republican Army and the United Baloch Army were merged and appointed Mureed Baloch as their spokesman.

Baloch, however did not disclose motivation behind the attack, but said a statement will be issued later.

The Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in a statement condemned the bombing, asking the local authorities to make sure the wounded individuals to receive the best possible medical treatment.


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