Number of Causalities from Lahore suicide blast jumps to 11
LAHORE: The death toll from yesterday’s suicide blast outside the Data Darbar jumped to 11, as another policeman succumbed to his wounds.
Saddam Hussain, a resident of Kasur, passed away after losing too much blood after being injured in the blast.
On the other hand, the two police personnel who were martyred in the blast, were laid to rest after performing their funeral prayers.
Elite Force’s head constable Gulzar was laid to rest in Chak Jan Muhammad Wala, Sargodha and Sohail Sabir Virk was laid to rest in Gujranwala.
On Wednesday, at least 10 people were martyred and 25 other sustained wounds as a suicide bomber had directly targeted Elite Force vehicle outside Gate No. 2 of Data Darbar shrine.
According to the initial investigation report released by the police department at least ten people including five elite force personnel were martyred and 25 other sustained wounds.
Prime Minister Imran Khan strongly condemned the blast outside Data Darbar in Lahore and sought a report from the authorities concerned.
The prime minister commiserated with the bereaved families and directed the authorities concerned to provide the best possible medical treatment to those injured in the blast.