Lahore: At least five people, including three police officials and two civilians, were killed and 24 others injured in an explosion near Data Darbar in Lahore on Wednesday, DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Ahmed Khan confirmed.
According to initial police reports, the explosion, near Gate 2 of Data Darbar, was targeting a police vehicle. However, the nature of the explosion are yet to be ascertained.
SP city division Syed Ghazanfar Shah said that eight of the people injured in the blast are in critical condition. The wounded have been shifted to the Mayo Hospital.
A rescue operation was swiftly conducted in the area before it was cordoned off. A heavy contingent of the police has been deployed there.