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Seven killed in blast near Nawaz Sharif's residence in Lahore

15 March 2018

As far as the modus operandi was concerned, the terrorists attacked the police force like they did in the attacks carried out on The Mall Road and Ferozepur Road.

Rescue 1122 teams shifted the injured policemen and civilians to nearby hospitals, where an emergency has been imposed. A rescue official said the first caller told them that it was a cylinder blast. The blast took place close to a police check post, a few kilometers from the palatial residence of the Sharif family and close to the congregation of the Tableeghi Jamaat.

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Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the attack and expressed his grief with families of injured and killed, stating courageous police officials lay down their lives in line of duty. However, the impact and sound of the blast suggest it was a terrorist attack.

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Previous year in February, a suicide attack on Mall Road of Lahore claimed as many as 14 lives including a celebrated police officer, weeks ahead of the final match of PSL that was played in Qaddafi Stadium.

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"Five policemen - two inspectors and three constables - are among nine persons killed in the blast".

Seven killed in blast near Nawaz Sharif's residence in Lahore