Security officials investigate the site following an overnight bomb explosion placed inside a truck in Lahore on August 8, 2017. Earlier reports said that one person had died and four were critically injured.
The injured were rushed to nearby Mayo Hospital, Services Hospital and Mian Munshi Hospital, where an emergency had been imposed.
Sharif was at first planned to go to Lahore from Islamabad by means of the acclaimed Grand Trunk Road on Sunday, however the rally was delayed to Wednesday. Meanwhile police have cordoned off the entire area.
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That man was shot and then a rampage ensued, with indiscriminate fire directed at the roughly 100 worshippers on hand. Some residents and people of Anambra State have condemned the killing of worshippers early on Sunday morning at St.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack and it was not clear whether the militants killed were responsible for Monday's bomb blast but police officials said that they were not ruling out a connection. "We have launched investigation on all aspects", he said.
The blast was so severe that it was heard in far flung areas in the city. Because of the impact of the explosion, the roof of a nearby house collapsed. A number of bikes and cars were also damaged due to its intensity.
Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, has seen a string of blasts in recent days.
On July 24, a Taliban suicide bomber struck a police team near residence-cum-office of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here, killing 27 people, including policemen. In April, six people died and 15 were injured in another attack in Lahore's Bedian Road, according to local media.