One killed, dozens injured as bomb blast hits Lahore’s Bund Road


LAHORE: At least one person was killed and dozens other were wounded in a truck bomb blast hit the Bund Road in Lahore on Monday night.
According to media reports, the explosives were planted inside a truck which was loaded with fruit and parked at the busy Bund Road for at least three days. Residents of the area have alleged that police were informed about the suspicious vehicle but no action was taken.
Rescue 1122 reached the spot after the explosion and shifted the injured to Mian Munshi Hospital. Meanwhile police have cordoned off the entire area.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Operations Wing of Punjab Police Haider Ashraf said that investigations have been launched and details would be shared with media once confirmed.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif has instructed police authorities to file a report of the incident.
The explosion took place a day before former premier Nawaz Sharif is to arrive in Lahore via GT Road on Wednesday in an apparent power show through PML-N cavalcade accompanying him.


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