Security on high alert after at least 20 injured in Lahore blasts
LAHORE: Two separate remote-controlled blasts on Wednesday injured at least 20 people in Badami Bagh Fruit Mandi of Lahore. Security of the Punjab’s capital set on high alert, DawnNews reported.
According to initial reports, the first blast took place at the entrance of the market. Eye-witnesses said that the bomb was planted in a push-cart.
The second blast, reports said, took place at a nearby truck stand.
The injured were being shifted to Mayo and Mian Munshi Hospitals. Emergency has been imposed at all hospitals of the city.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, by taking notice of the incident, ordered a report from Inspector Genreal (IG) Police Lahore and instructed authorities to provide first-rate medical services to all those injured during the blasts.
Police and other security agencies have cordoned off the area and an investigation is underway. Rescuers were reaching the site from all over the city as well.