The Lahore Johar Town Blast was caused by a bomb explosion, confirmed Inspector-General of Punjab Police Inam Ghani while speaking to media after the tragic incident that claimed lives of three people, including a 6-year-old boy and injured over 20 people.
“A bomb planted in a car went off.” he said while confirming that police was targeted in the attack. “The vehicle cannot reach its target due to police barriers,” he added.
However, the Inspector-General of Punjab Police did not share any additional information about the high-value target in the area but vowed to arrest those responsible behind the terrorist act.
The injured were shifted to Jinnah Hospital in Lahore.
“The incident is being investigated under the leadership of Additional IG CTD and the Minister of Health himself is present in the field to provide the best medical facilities to the injured.” said CM Buzdar on Twitter.
پنجاب حکومت جوہر ٹاون دھماکے میں جاں بحق افراد کے لواحقین اور زخمیوں کے ساتھ کھڑی ہے- دھماکے کے ذمہ دار قانون کی گرفت سے نہیں بچ پائیں گے!
ایڈیشنل آئی جی CTD کی سربراہی میں واقعےکی تحقیقات جاری ہیں اور زخمیوں کو بہترین طبی سہولیات کی فراہمی کےلیے وزیر صحت خود فیلڈ میں موجود ہیں۔