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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Twelve killed in Lahore suicide attack

LAHORE: The death toll in suicide car bomb attack at the offices of an investigative agency in Model Town area of Lahore has reached to 12, while the number of injured has reached to 70 as more injured taken out of the debris of the collapsed building.

According to sources the suicide bombing that created over six feet deep and 18 feet wide crater at the surface. According to reports 600 kilogramme explosives were used in the suicide bombing.Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has accepted responsibility of the attack.

According to earlier reports at least eight persons said to be killed and 59 injured in a huge explosion in Model Town area of Lahore.The injured were being shifted to Jinnah Hospital and other hospitals of Lahore. The police have cordoned off the area after the blast.

The blast said to be occurred in office of an intelligence agency in Lahore that demolished the structure entirely and also damaged the adjacent buildings. Several people said to be still trapped under the debris of the collapsed building. According to Rescue 1122 and Edhi sources the death toll has reacehd to eight with recovery of another body from the collapsed building debris. Provincial Minister of Law Rana Sanaullah talking to a private said that 11 persons have been injured in the blast. He vowed to step up security measures to improve the situation. According to sources it was a suicide bombing that created over 10 feet deep crater at surface. The building was said to be targeted earlier by the terrorists.Emergency has been declared at hospitals of the city.

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