A teenaged suicide bomber of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attacked a police check-post on March 14 near the residence of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, killing at least nine people, including five policemen and four citizens, and injuring 25 others police said.
According to officials, the blast took place very near to a police check-post, a few kilometers from the residence of the former PM Sharif, and next to the congregation of the Tableeghi Jamaat centre. Two sub-inspectors and three constables are among the dead.
Haider Ashraf, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Operations, has said that the terrorist attack was carried out against police personnel and a motorcycle was probably used by suicide bombers. Injured also includes Raiwind assistant superintendent of police.
DIG further added that dozens of vehicles were also damaged in the blast and body parts of the suicide bomber were recovered from the explosion site and sent to the forensic lab for further examination.
Reportedly TTP has claimed the responsibility of the blast and the banned outfit has also threatened more attacks on police.
Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have condemned the terrorist attack.