Blast near Sufi shrine in Lahore | 8 killed, 24 injured
The blast took place around 8:45 pm in the evening, outside gate No.2 of the Data Darbar, the largest Sufi Shrine in South Asia.
At least eight people have been killed including five policemen. More than 24 were injured in the blast outside the famous Sufi shrine in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
A security operation is still under way
Provincial Police Chief Arif Nawaz said investigation is underway to find out whether it was an IED [improvised explosive device] or a suicide bomber behind the attack.
A security operation is still under way in the area, with heavy police presence at the blast site.
PM Imran Khan deplores Data Darbar Blast
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi came out to condemn the heinous attack and ensured maximum support to the victims.