Lahore twin blasts: 6 dead, 15 injured in multiple explosions in Pakistan

25 February, 2017, 00:02 | Author: Eileen Guzman
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The explosion, occurred at an under-construction cafe in the Defence Housing Authority area's Z Block, killed the café owner Moazam Paracha, who was also chief executive officer of telecom company Airlink.

He said the explosion also wounded at least 15 people.

Pakistan was once again rocked by blasts today in which eight persons were killed and more than 35 injured in Lahore.

The explosion was caused by a "planted bomb" that was either time sensitive or remotely detonated, Punjab police spokesman Nayab Haider said. The first occured at an upscale restaurant, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast so far. No group has immediately claimed the attack.

Citing the report of the forensic science laboratory, the minister said it confirmed gas leakage at the site of the blast. The previous bombing took place outside of the provincial parliament building, hitting during a rally among pharmacists protesting against planned legal changes. Due to the high intensity of the blast, windows of commercial stores were blown to smithereens. Analysts have said the apparently coordinated nature of the attacks suggested militants were regrouping.

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In a statement published late Thursday, the Foreign Ministry said Turkey expresses solidarity with the "friendly and brotherly people and Government of Pakistan".

However, TTP supports operations outside the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, while the Afghan Taliban focuses on Afghanistan.

A series of blasts in the country have killed more than 100 people, including women and children.

The recent deadly attacks in Pakistan include a previous bomb blast in Lahore last week that killed 14 people.

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