Seven dead, over a dozen injured in explosion in Raiwind

BDS officials collect evidence from the blast site. —DawnNewsTV

BDS officials collect evidence from the blast site. —DawnNewsTV

The area deputy inspector general police, Haider Ashraf, told reporters a religious congregation of about 60,000 people was underway in the Raiwind area and the bomber on a motorbike meant to attack the worshipers.

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DIG Ashraf said body parts of the suicide bomber were recovered from the explosion site and sent to the forensic lab for further examination. The blast took place close to a police check post, a few kilometers from the palatial residence of the Sharif family and close to the congregation of the Tableeghi Jamaat.

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He said the Rescue ambulances have shifted the injured to the Sharif medical complex and other nearby hospitals.

Ashraf said the explosion occurred near a police camp in Raiwind. However, rescuers say it was a cylinder blast.

No group has claimed the incident yet.

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Meanwhile, IG Punjab Arif Nawaz Khan has ordered the force to declare a security high alert across the province.

The senior police official said initial reports suggest that a motorcycle was used to carry out the suicide attack, adding that investigation is being carried out to identify and locate the accomplices of the alleged suicide attacker. Three months earlier, a suicide bombing targeted a Pakistani government census team, killing at least six people in the eastern city of Lahore.

In 2016, Lahore, 375km southeast of the capital Islamabad, suffered one of Pakistan's deadliest assaults when a suicide bomber in a park killed more than 70 people, including many children.

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