Lahore Blast News Updates – A suicide blast reported in crowded park in Lahore on Sunday due to which at least 35 people were killed and scores of others were wounded, E Pakistan News Reported.
Children and women were also among the victims while three of the deceased belonged to a same family.
The explosion took place inside Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, where hundreds of children, women and men were said to be present.
The park was packed with people due to weekly holiday.
Dr Haider Ashraf, DIG Operations, confirmed that it was a suicide attack. “The bomber wanted to target innocent people,” he said.
The death toll is feared to go up as some of those wounded are in critical condition.
Around 35 people, three of them children, were shifted to Jinnah Hospital while 45 were rushed to Sheikh Zayed Hospital and others were taken to private hospitals.
Salman Rafiq, Adviser to Chief Minister on Health, said that more than 200 were injured in the attacks.
Emergency was declared in all hospitals of the city and security was put on high alert. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday strongly condemned the blast incident in Lahore.
The Prime minister expressed his grief and sorrow over the loss of innocent lives. He also directed the authorities concerned to ensure special medical care to the injured, said PM Office Media Wing.
In a press statement, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif condemned the terrorist attack and expressed sympathy with the families of the victims.