Deadly bomb blast hits rally in Pakistan, top police officers among 16 killed

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More

Bomb blast rocks Pakistan’s Lahore rally 16 people, including two top police officers, were killed and nearly 60 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a protest rally outside the Punjab Assembly building in Pakistan

deadly bomb blast hits rally in PakistanPakistani media reports that website Dwan, the Jamat-ul-Ahrar faction of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Lahore Police chief capt Mobeen Ahmed and Senior Superintendent Police Lahore Zahid Gondal were killed in the blast that targeted police personnel.

“While confirming the reports Lahore police head quarters said Deputy Inspector General and Lahore police Chief Mobeen Ahmed has been killed in the blast.

He, however, did not confirm about other casualties. “I can confirm the death of Mr Ahmed at the moment,” Wains said.

The police officer was attacked in the past Ahmed had survived an attempt to his life during his posting in Balochistan.

According to Lahore police officer told PTI that apparently it was a suicide attack and the bomber targeted the police personnel present there. “The target was not the protest demonstration but the police officers,” he added.

Law Minister Rana Sanullah from Punjab province confirmed that it was suicide blast and ‘some police officers’ have been killed.

The blast was so powerful that it was heard several kilometers from the place of occurrence.

“The rally was organized by chemists were protesting against the controversial drug regulations the government has recently imposed when a powerful blast took place.

Number of injured protesters were lying on the road before the rescuers shifted them,” said Ishtiaq Ahmed, a representative of the Lahore Chemist Association.

Press journalist for HRO media – Khizer Hayat reports.

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