Blast outside Punjab Assembly in Pakistan's Lahore; 13 killed
Lahore: At least 13 people were killed and over 60 have been injured in an explosion outside the Punjab Assembly building in Eastern Pakistan on Monday.
Explosion occurred when a suicide bomber blew himself up during a protest rally. Those killed included three cops - Lahore Traffic Police chief capt (R) Ahmed Mobeen, Senior Superintendent Police Zahid Gondal and DSP Pervez Butt.
A Lahore police officer said that it apparently was a suicide attack and the bomber targeted the police personnel present there. "The target was not the protest demonstration but the police officers," he added.
The blast was so powerful that it was heard several kilometers from the place of occurrence.