2017-07-24

Lahore blast kills at least 20

AFP

LAHORE -- An explosion killed at least 20 people and injured dozens in a busy vegetable market in the Pakistani city of Lahore Monday (July 24), officials said, but the cause of the blast was not immediately clear.

"(The explosion) seems like a suicide blast targeting police, but we are still ascertaining the nature of the explosion," the city's commissioner Abdullah Khan Sumbul said.

He told AFP at least 20 people had been killed and 35 wounded.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said most of the casualties were police officers and some bystanders.

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