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Five killed, 27 injured in Lahore suicide attack

Five killed, 27 injured in Lahore suicide attack
February 17, 2015

LAHORE (92 News) – Five people were killed and 27 others injured in a suicide attack outside Police Lines, Qila Gujjar Singh on Tuesday.

Talking to the media, IGP Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera said that 5-8 kilograms of explosive material had been used in the attack. “We had information about the attacks in several cities of Punjab.

The intelligence agencies had issued a red alert, asking the security institutions to increase security at sensitive buildings, including private schools. After the attack, the police cordoned off the area. Meanwhile, emergency has been declared in hospitals. Intelligence agencies had warned of such possible attack through a letter 2836.

Meanwhile, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have strongly condemned the Lahore suicide attack. In a statement, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that terrorists could not undermine their resolve through such cowardly acts. He asked the Punjab government to submit him a report about the attack.