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.
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.
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