Lahore suicide blast death toll rises to 11
According to media reports, the policeman Saddam Hussain, a resident of Kasur, succumbed to his injuries, bringing the toll from the terrorist attack to 11.
As many as 26 another were being treated for their injuries, out of whom one was said to be in critical condition.
10 people, including five elite force cops, a security guard and civilians were martyred in the suicide blast, which targeted a police van stationed outside at the entrance of Data Darbar.
The martyred police officers were identified as Head Constable Shahid Nazir, Head Constable Muhammad Sohail, and Constable Muhammad Saleem.
According to Punjab Chief Minister Spokesperson Shahbaz Gill, the suicide bomber was a 15-year-old boy who blew himself up near the Elite Force police van stationed outside the 11th-century shrine.
TTP's offshoot Hizb-ul-Ahrar claims ... 03:19 PM | 8 May, 2019
LAHORE - The militant Hizb-ul-Ahrar, a break-away faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility ...
The militant Hizb-ul-Ahrar, a break-away faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the blast outside the Data Darbar (Sufi shrine) in Lahore.
The group has been involved in recent bombings in Pakistan and had also claimed responsibility for the attack on police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Dera Ismail Khan in February this year.
“This attack was carried out at a time when there were no civilians near the police,” said Abdul Aziz Yousafzai, spokesman for the Hizbul Ahrar militant group.
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