LAHORE: A bomb blast near the house of Hafiz Saeed, head of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa, in the Johar Town area of Lahore has killed three people and injured more than 20, four of whom are in critical condition.
According to the preliminary investigation report, more than 30 kg of foreign-made explosives and ball bearings were used in the blast. The explosives were planted in the car. The blast was carried out with a remote control device.
According to police, an explosive device exploded in a car parked outside a house in Johar Town, damaging several houses and injuring several passers-by. gone.
The blast was heard far and wide, shattering the windows of nearby buildings and damaging parked vehicles. The blast hit one house hard and damaged other houses.
According to sources, the injured were rushed to the hospital by locals for medical treatment.
The hospital administration said that a policeman, a woman and two children were also injured in the blast and the condition of all the injured was critical.
A man parked his motorcycle, then an explosion: an eyewitness
An eyewitness to the blast in Johar Town said that a man parked his motorbike and then the motorbike exploded.
The blast is an act of anti-national elements, IG Punjab
IG Punjab Inam Ghani said that the blast was an act of anti-national elements. Asked about the target of Hafiz Saeed’s house, IG Punjab said that there was a police picket near the high value target house, therefore the vehicle was not seen near the house. The target was the police.
Chief Minister Punjab directed to provide best medical facilities to the injured
Expressing sorrow over the loss of life and property in the blast, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar directed to provide best medical facilities to the injured. He also directed to impose emergency in Jinnah Hospital and other hospitals.
On the other hand, Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid inspected the injured at Jinnah Hospital and reviewed their treatment.