10 August, 2017
Incidentally, Nawaz Sharif's cancelled Sunday rally was scheduled to pass through the route where the truck was parked, leading some to conclude that the former Prime Minister might have been the intended target. What was the motive behind this blast and the kind of device being used i not yet ascertained.
The injured have been taken to Services and Mian Munshi hospitals from where 12 of them were discharged after first aid.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blast yet.
He also said that the blast would investigated in all the angles, adding further that the device was planted inside a fruit truck.
According to the police authorities, the initial investigation suggested that the truck was carrying crates of apricot being transported from Swat to the city. At least four injured were said to be in critical condition in Mayo Hospital.
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One of the eyewitnesses said three or four cars parked by the truck went airborne about 10 to 15 feet due to the impact of the blast.
American nationals should stay away from the area in the city of Lahore, Pakistan, where a bomb blast wounded scores of people earlier on Monday, according to the US State Department.
Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif has instructed police authorities to file a report of the incident. In April, six people including army personnel died in a suicide hit on a census team on Bedian Road.
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