LAHORE: At least 14 people were killed and over 19 others injured in a blast near Arfa Kareem Tower on Ferozpur road here on Monday.
Initial reports say that it was a suicide blast.
According to our reporter Hassan Hafeez, at least three people have been killed and 19 others were injured while emergency has been declared in nearby hospitals in the wake of explosion.
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An anti-encroachment operation was also underway by Lahore Development Authority (LDA) when the blast occurred and it is unclear at the moment whether the blast had any connections to it. The old Sabzi Mandi is also situated in the area. The road has been blocked for all kind of traffic movement.
Thirteen injured have been rushed to General Hospital and six others were shifted to Jinnah Hospital. The injured were said to sustained critical wounds.
The rescue and police teams have cordoned off the blast spot and the road to the blast site has been blocked for all kind of traffic movement.