Lahore – A massive blast hits Lahore’s posh are of DHA Block Z at approximately 11:19 am yesterday morning, which took 8 lives and around 30 injured – Police and law enforcement agencies are unable to decide whether it was cylinder blast or planted bomb blast even after 14 hours.
The video footage shared on INCPak whatsapp Group right after the blast shows that the wounded people are laying on the road and there is no sign of smoke or fire, making it doubtful if this blast was cylinder explosion.
The blast, the second to hit the provincial capital this month, crumpled cars and panic rippling through the city after the wave of attacks across Pakistan killed more than 130 people.
“My God, my God, I saw so many bodies,” said Imtiaz Ali, a barber in a Tony & Guy hair salon opposite the blast site in the posh Defence Housing Authority suburb of the city, replete with upscale boutiques and cafes.
The building where the bomb went off was under construction in a market crowded with people, including children, the 34-year-old told AFP.
“When I came out I first just saw smoke and dust… Bikes upturned. Cars destroyed. My own colleague’s car windows blown out. My clients’ cars blown out. I was close to fainting.”
Police and administration officials confirmed it was a bomb attack, as the provincial health minister Khawaja Salman Rafique and rescuers supplied the casualty toll.
“Four people died on the spot while another four died of their wounds in the hospital,” Rafique said.
No group has yet claimed responsibility.
Investigation is underway, meanwhile false statements about the threat alert notification issued by Government of Sindh spreading over the social media, currently situation in Karachi is pretty much stable as compared to Lahore after the Chief of Army Staff announced “Radd-ul-Fasad” another operation against eliminating terrorism from Punjab and entire Pakistan.