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At least 21 injured in Lahore explosion

At least 21 injured in Lahore explosion

At least 21 injured in Lahore explosion

It is stated in the case that a blast occurred on Monday in a fruit-laden truck parked in the premises of Bhatti Parking Stand, adding a huge cache of explosive material was inside the vehicle.

The truck was stopped there for as far back as three days, police said refering to introductory reports they had gotten."It gives off an impression of being a message for Nawaz Sharif to drop or concede his arranged rally on coming Wednesday", the sources said.

The blast took place at Bund road area. "After a couple of minutes when I gained my senses, I saw some people injured", Hanif said. What was the motive behind this blast and the kind of device being used i not yet ascertained.

Authorities have launched an investigation to determine how and when the truck arrived in the area, Sumbal said.

Former premier was to travel to Lahore on Sunday but it was postponed until Wednesday allegedly over workers request.

The blast also left a 10-15 feet crater on the spot.

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The blast was reported today around two weeks after a terror attack near Lahore's Arfa Karim Software Park claimed 26 lives and wounded over 50.

The injured, including women and children, were rushed to the nearby hospitals for treatment.

The cultural capital of Pakistan, Lahore has often been the theatre of bloody insurgent attacks in the past, but they are scarce these past few years and security has overall improved in the country.

The roof of a nearby house also collapsed from the intensity of the explosion, while the windowpanes of nearby buildings shattered from the shock waves.

In February, a suicide bomber killed 14 people, including senior police officers, near the Punjab Assembly here.

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