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At least two people killed, 22 injured in Pakistan bomb blast

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A blast in a busy shopping district of Pakistan’s megacity of Lahore killed at least two people and injured 22, police and officials reported on Thursday.

At least two people killed, 22 injured in Pakistan bomb blast

At least two people killed, 22 injured in Pakistan blast

“Initial investigations show that it was a time-controlled device on a motorbike which was the cause of the blast,” Rana Arif, spokesman for Lahore police, told AFP.

Hospital sources and police said two people were killed — including a child — and 22 injured in the blast, which happened in old Lahore’s busy Anarkali shopping district.



There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but there have been a series of blasts and attacks against police since December when a truce between the government and Pakistan’s Taliban lapsed.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) — a home-grown movement that shares common roots with the Afghan Taliban — has claimed responsibility for most of those incidents.

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