Militant bomb near Sufi shrine kills 10 in Pakistan’s Lahore
Reporter: Mohamadin Agharkhil
Today, Wednesday (May 08th), a terrible explosion occurred in the city of Lahore, Pakistan, near the Sufi shrine, killing 10 people and wounding 20 others as a result of the bombing.
The blast occurred after a Ramadan day in a security belt near the largest shrine called Sufis in the southern Pakistani region, security officials said.
“The target was the police aggressor of this city, we will be collecting forensic evidence to identify the nature of the explosion,” said Ashfaq Khan, deputy inspector general of the Pakistan Operations Force. And research is ongoing.
Lahore police said traffic jams were closed and attempted to transfer injuries to hospitals.
The attack was carried out by the Hizb al-Harr, an explosive group of the Pakistani Taliban, the al-Harir party, a movement that has fought for years with the Pakistani government. In a statement, the group announced that their target was the police of the city and that there were no civilians at the time of the incident.