Pakistan: 3 killed in blast near Lahore's Data Darbar shrine
The shrine was targeted in a suicide attack in the year 2010 in which there were many casualties
Lahore: At least three people were killed and many others sustained injuries in an explosion outside Data Darbar, a major Sufi shrine, on Wednesday.
The blast targeted a vehicle carrying the Elite Force of Punjab Police, officials said.
Sources from Mayo Hospital, where 18 of the injured are undergoing treatment, told Geo News that three bodies were brought to the hospital following the blast.
Geo News: Blast outside Data Darbar in Lahore, Pakistan; casualties feared.— ANI (@ANI) May 8, 2019
Among those injured, four are said to be in critical condition.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the blast as yet, which comes as the country marks the holy fasting month of Ramzan.
The 11th-century Data Darbar is among the oldest shrines in South Asia and is visited by thousands every year.
Geo News: 'Three police officials martyred in Lahore blast outside Data Darbar shrine, 18 people injured,' hospital sources. https://t.co/vDSBTPoM72— ANI (@ANI) May 8, 2019
The shrine was targeted in a suicide attack in the year 2010 in which there were many casualties.
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Terriosts attacked oldest sufi shrine of Pakistan in the pious month of Ramzan,at Data sahib dargah Lahore
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Further details are awaited.
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