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Pakistan Says Car Bomb Has Killed 12, Wounded 25 in Lahore

Monday, 24 July 2017 08:39 AM

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say a car bomb has killed 12 people and wounded 25 in the eastern city of Lahore.

A statement from Malik Mohammad Ahmed, a spokesman for government of the eastern Punjab province, says the car bomb struck an old vegetable market in the neighborhood of Kot Lakhpat on Lahore's outskirts on Monday.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Police officer Kashif Aslam says the bombing targeted policemen who were providing security for demolition work at an old building nearby. Most of the casualties were policemen.

Lahore is the provincial capital of Punjab. The head of the provincial government, Shahbaz Sharif, condemned the attack.

Lahore has faced scores of terror attacks in recent years. A suicide bombing there killed over 70 people on Easter last year.

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Pakistani officials say a car bomb has killed 12 people and wounded 25 in the eastern city of Lahore.A statement from Malik Mohammad Ahmed, a spokesman for government of the eastern Punjab province, says the car bomb struck an old vegetable market in the neighborhood of Kot...
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