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At least six killed in suicide attack on Pakistan

05 Apr 2017

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Lahore, Apr 5: At least six people, including four soldiers, were killed 18 wounded in a suspected suicide blast targeting census workers in the Lahore on Wedensday.

According to reports by the local media, the attack took place on  Bedian Road when a van carrying a census team on duty was on its way.

 

BBC said the team was to conduct Pakistan's first census in 20 years.

 

Local reports said about  20-25 kg explosive material was used in the bomb.

 

The reports quoted eyewitnesses as saying that  the suicide bomber crashed into the van on a motorbike.

 

Security officials have reportedly found the head of the the suicide bomber, which is recognisable. His age has been narrowed down to 18-24.

 

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah says, "This is an act of terrorism as per unconfirmed reports."

 

He added that militants have found save havens in Afghanistan and have been targeting Pakistan from across the border.




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