- Title: Pakistan family grieves over young policeman killed in suicide blast
- Date: 25th July 2017
- Summary: PICTURE OF CONSTABLE UMAIR GHANI ON CELL PHONE SCREEN
- Embargoed: 8th August 2017 17:55
- Keywords: Lahore blast Pakistan suicide bombing suicide bomb Lahore Pakistan police chief relatives mourning
- Location: LAHORE, PAKISTAN
- City: LAHORE, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Bombing (non-military),Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0026R7UVYD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Sixty-year-old Mohammad Ghani sat among mourners gathered on the lawn of his house on Tuesday (July 25), a day after his young son Umair Ghani was killed in a suicide blast in Pakistan's central city of Lahore.
Umair, a police constable in the Punjab Elite Force, was on duty as police carried out an operation to clear illegal street vendors in an area near the Lahore Technology Park in the centre of the city.
A suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up at the spot killing at least 25 people, many of them police, and injuring at least 52 others.
The bombing was claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban, also known as the Pakistani Taliban, in a message sent to the media by spokesman Muhammad Khurassani. The Pakistani Taliban are loosely allied with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents but focus their attacks on the Pakistani government.
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