Six killed in Raiwind explosion claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban
Mar 14 2018 by Desiree Burns
Deputy Inspector General of Police Haider Ashraf told local reporters that the blast hit a police check post in Raiwind area located on the outskirts of Lahore, the provincial capital of eastern Punjab province.
The senior police official stressed that if the suicide attacker had managed to enter the congregation site, the death toll could have been much higher.
The DIG said it was apparently a suicide blast, saying the body parts of the bomber have been recovered.
Pakistani rescue workers push a stretcher carrying an injured man to the hospital following the blast of a motorcycle bomb attack in Lahore on March 14, 2018.
The police camp was set up for the security of an ongoing congregation of Tableeghi Jamaat.
Nature of the blast is not known yet.
According to rescue officials, a caller who informed them about the incident said it was a cylinder blast.