Bomb attack kills 9 near Pakistan's Lahore
At least nine people have been killed and over 20 others injured in a bomb blast that ripped through a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, Press TV reported.
Deputy Inspector General of police Haider Ashraf said the bomb exploded when the police were changing guards at the checkpoint just outside an annual religious congregation in the suburb of Raiwind on Wednesday.
"I can at the moment say that police was the target," Ashraf said.
Jam Sajjad, a spokesman for emergency services, said a motorcycle was used in the explosion.
Shahid Waheed, a senior government official in Lahore, confirmed that "more than 20 people have been wounded and taken to hospitals,"