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8 killed in suicide bomb attack near Lahore Police Lines

The heavily populated area has been cordoned off by security personnel. Huge plumes of smoke are visible in the air.

Eight people have been killed and several others have been injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Police Lines in Lahore’s Qila Gujjar Singh area on Tuesday.

According to preliminary reports, the blast took place in a vehicle parked in the area. Several vehicles parked near the site of the blast caught fire and window panes in nearby buildings were also shattered.

The heavily populated area has been cordoned off by security personnel. Huge plumes of smoke are visible in the air.

Emergency has been imposed in hospitals across Lahore and the injured are being taken to the Mayo and Ganga Ram hospitals in the provincial capital.

The site of the explosion lies close to the headquarter of Pakistan Railways and Press Club.

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