26 killed in suicide bombing


LAHORE, July 24 (TNS): Twenty six persons were killed in an explosion in the Ferozepur area of the provincial capital on Monday afternoon including two feared to be members of the law enforcement agency.

Rescue services said overall 19 people were injured in the explosion. Medical aid was provided to the injured and the area was cordoned off by security forces.

Police and rescue team reached the site of the incident and are investigating the nature of the explosion. Police sources said the explosive device was probably planted along the roadside.

The explosion took place near the Arfa Karim IT Tower. Several motorcycles and at least one vehicle was damage in the explosion.