Death toll in Lahore twin blasts reaches 28 (Update)March 11th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Mar 11 (ANI): The death toll in the two bomb explosion that took place in Lahore this morning reached 28 with 200 others inured.
Two bombs ripped through a federal police headquarters and an advertising agency in Lahore.
The blasts were the latest in a wave of violence across Pakistan that has left over 600 people dead this year and posed a serious challenge to an incoming coalition government that won elections on February 18.
The first attack demolished part of the FIA office in Lahore, exposing the inside of the building and leaving piles of blackened rubble and burning cars.
A police investigator said that the blast was a suspected suicide attack, The News reported.
“We believe the suicide attacker came in a vehicle and hit the reception counter. We have recovered only a few pieces of the car which was used in the attack,” investigations superintendent Babur Bakht Qureshi saud.
The second near-simultaneous blast hit an advertising agency in an upscale neighbourhood of the city killing another four people, Qureshi said.
The latest explosions came a week after two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a prestigious naval college in Lahore, killing at least five people and wounding 19, officials said.
Pakistan has been rocked by six major blasts since the February 18 polls, which were won by the parties of slain ex-premier Benazir Bhutto and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (ANI)
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