6 Martyred In Mysterious Lahore Blast

At least 6 people, including 4 soldiers, were martyred on Wednesday in what is believed to be a suicide Lahore blast targeting a census team on Lahores Bedian road.

15 others were also injured in the explosion on Manawala Chowk. Initial reports suggested the explosion was caused by a cylinder blast. However, sources claimed it was a suicide blast. Punjab government has said the exact nature of blast is yet to be ascertained.

A suicide bomber killed at least four people and wounded 18 when he blew himself up near an army vehicle in Lahore, Reuters quoted a police official as saying. The blast hit a vehicle taking part in the countrys census, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media.

Rescue teams reached the site soon after the incident and shifted the injured to General Hospital and Combined Military Hospital (CMH).

Rangers, army and police officials have cordoned off the area and started a search operation.

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