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20 injured in blast near Band Road in Lahore

20 injured in blast near Band Road in Lahore

It is important to mention here that residents of the area have alleged that police were informed about the suspicious vehicle, which was parked for three days, but no action was taken.

Authorities probing Monday night's truck blast claim to have made headway in the investigation. As per media reports, the truck was coming from Swat, when the explosion happened in the Bund road area of Lahore.

Haider Ashraf, deputy inspector general of police, said the truck was loaded with explosives and experts were combing through the wreckage.

Pakistani security forces killed four Taliban militants in the eastern city of Lahore hours after a truck bomb killed one person and wounded 22, authorities said on Tuesday.

He said windowpanes of a nearby building were also shattered while the roof of a school building in the vicinity also collapsed due to the blast.

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Investigators believe the truck was transporting the explosives somewhere else to be used in an act of terrorism. Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan, has witnessed several terror attacks in recent months.

Officials added Sharif was initially scheduled to travel from Islamabad to Lahore via the famous Grand Trunk Road on Sunday, but the rally was postponed to Wednesday.

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.

The injured have been taken to Services and Mian Munshi hospitals from where 12 of them were discharged after first aid.


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