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Data Darbar Lahore:Three policemen among 10 martyred in suicide blast

Data Darbar blast: At least 10 people were martyred and many others injured in the blast outside the shrine on Wednesday.

By Web Desk
May 08, 2019

LAHORE: At least 10  people including three policemen were martyred when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside Data Darbar on Wednesday.

IG Punjab Police said 25 people were injured in the incident in which an Elite Force vehicle was targeted. 

DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Ahmed Khan said four people were in critical condition.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar confirmed said 10 people were martyred in the blast.

Policemen who lost their lives in the suicide blast outside Data Darbar on Wednesday.

The shrine has been targeted previously, in a 2010 suicide attack that killed more than 40 people, and is guarded by heavy security.

At least four dead bodies were brought to Mayo Hospital - where an emergency was declared.

DIG Operations Lahore, Ashfaq Ahmed Khan told media that Elite Commandos deployed for  the security of the shrine were targeted in the blast.

He said nature of the blast was yet to be known. "We will inform the media once we are able to confirm  whether it was an IED,  suicide or any other explosion," he said.

They feared  death toll could rise as some injured were in critical condition. 

Forensic teams were dispatched to the area to collect evidence. 

Geo News has obtained the  CCTV footage of the incident in which the suicide bomber  is seen walking towards the police van.