10 killed during suicide blast outside Sufi shrine in Pakistani Lahore

LAHORE: A Suicide Terrorist Aiming At Pakistani Security Personnel Blown Up Outside Of A Respected Sufi Shrine Here In Punjab Province On Wednesday, Killing At Least Ten People, Including Five Police Commandes, And 25 Injuring While The Country Accused Ramzan.

The Powerful Explosion Occurred Around 8.45 Am (local Time) Outside Gate Number 2 Of The Data Sanctuary Darbar, The Largest Sufi Shrine In South Asia, Where The Personnel Were Deployed For Security In 2010, The Police Said.

The Situation Of Four Police Officers Is Considered As Critical.

Punjab Inspector General Police Arif Nawaz Told Reporters That It Was A Suicide Attack And 7 Kg Explosives Were Used In The Explosion.

The Target Of The Suicide Bomber Was The Vehicle Of The Elite Force Stationed Outside The Sanctuary Of Sufi Saint Ali Hajvari, Commonly Known As Data Darbar, Nawaz Said.

He Said The Suicide Bomber Came Closer To The Police And Blew Himself Up, Killing Five And Seriously Injuring Four. A Guard And Three Citizens Are Among The Dead, He Said.

The Impact Of The Explosion Shattered The Windows In Nearby Vehicles And Buildings, Pakistani Media Reported.

Television Images Showed A Number Of Damaged Vehicles At The Sanctuary.

Lahore Deputy Commissioner Saleha Saeed Told The Media That One Of The Transferred Bodies Was The Suspect's Attacker.

It Was A Suicide Attack. Ball Bearings Were Also Used In The Attack, They Told Reporters.

Punjab Law Minister Basharat Raja Said That The Death Toll Could Rise If Some Of The Wounded Were In Critical Condition.

We Condemn This Cowardly Deed, He Said And Also Confirmed That It Was A Suicide Attack.

Mayo Hospital Medical Superintendent Yar Muhammad Set The Death Toll To Nine.

We've Received Nine People, Including Policemen Who Have Died. The Condition Of Six Wounded Is Crucial And Doctors Are Doing Their Best To Save Their Lives, He Said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan And Other Leaders Condemned The Attack.

The Premier Conducted To The Survivors And The Authorities Concerned To Offer The Best Possible Medical Treatment To The Wounded In The Explosion.

A Rescue Operation Was Conducted In The Area Before It Was Deposed For Investigation. The Sanctuary Was Evacuated, With Devotees Moving Through Exits, Explosive Site. Access To Data Darbar Has Been Restricted Since Then.

A Heavy Contingent Of Police, Counterterrorism Department, And Forensic Officers Collect Evidence Of The Place Of The Attack. The Inspector General Of The Police Said The Police Will Share Their Findings As Soon As They Complete Their Investigation.

All Regional Police Officers And City Police Officers Have Been Instructed To Investigate Security In Their Respective Areas And To Remain Alert Throughout Ramazan.

The Sanctuary Is Visited Every Year By Hundreds Of Thousands Of People.

In 2010, The Sanctuary Was The Target Of A Suicide Attack In Which More Than 40 People Were Killed And Heavily Guarded.