Published On: Mon, Mar 28th, 2016

Authorities hunt for militants behind Lahore blast


LAHORE: Security agencies launched a hunt on Monday to track down culprits behind Sunday’s deadly suicide blast that killed more than 70 people, including 23 children, in Lahore.

According to our correspondent, security agencies raided house of the suspected attacker in Punjab’s Muzaffargarh area, arresting his three brothers and some relatives.

Reports said the attacker has been identified after forensic experts collected his remains and other evidences from the scene.

Pakistani investigators collect evidence at a suicide blast site in Lahore on March 28, 2016. A suicide bomber who attacked a park thronging with families celebrating Easter killed at least 72 people in Pakistan, with children among the dead. / AFP / FAROOQ NAEEM

Today, an FIR of the incident was registered in a local police station in Lahore. The case also includes sections of antiterrorism act.

DG ISPR Lt Gen. Asim Bajwa said intelligence agencies were chasing all leads.

Dozens of people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded park in Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter.


The blast also injured 325 people, most of them women and children. They are under treatment at different hospitals of Lahore.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Monday morning visited Lahore’s Jinnah hospital and inquired after health of those injured.

PM Nawaz Sharif has expressed his grief and sorrow over the sad demise of innocent lives.


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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology