- Title: At least 22 wounded in bomb blast in Pakistani city of Lahore
- Date: 7th August 2017
- Summary: LAHORE, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) PANNING SHOT OF BLAST SITE RESCUE WORKERS, SECURITY AND LOCAL RESIDENTS THRONGING BLAST SITE RESCUE VEHICLE ARRIVING AT BLAST SITE HIGH TENSION ELECTRICITY WIRES BROKEN BY BLAST LYING ON THE GROUND POLICEMAN ON GUARD SECURITY PERSONNEL INSPECTING BLAST SITE
- Embargoed: 21st August 2017 23:04
- Keywords: Pakistan Lahore bomb blast wounded
- Location: LAHORE, PAKISTAN
- City: LAHORE, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0016T5SRPJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A bomb blast on Monday (August 7) wounded at least 22 people in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, a government official said, but no group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Attacks in the Punjab provincial capital Lahore have become less frequent over the past couple of years, but Islamist militant groups continue to pose a threat and carry out major attacks.
Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan, spokesman for the provincial Punjab government, told reporters it was a bomb blast in a fruit truck that wounded 22 persons.
Haider Ashraf, deputy inspector general of police, said the truck was loaded with explosives and the forensic teams were combing through the wreckage.
Last month a suicide bomber from the militant group Pakistani Taliban killed at least 25 people in Lahore, many of them police.
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