Powerful blast hits police buildings in Lahore

LAHORE,May 27 (APP)- A huge blast ripped through the buildings near civil lines police station on Wednesday morning and the adjacent building of police helpline suffered severe damage due to severity of the blast. Police sources said some 40 persons are on duty in the Rescue 15 building. Rescue teams rushed to the point to start relief work. The area, including offices of security agencies, has been cordoned off by authorities.
The powerful blast was heard even outside the radius of one kilometre of the point where blast occurred. The exact point where the blast took place is still being determined.

Buildings, including a school near the site of blast suffered damage, according to initial reports coming in.




President condemns Lahore blast

ISLAMABAD, May 27 (APP): President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday strongly condemned the bomb blast in Lahore. In his message, the President ordered inquiry into the incident and said the perpetrators of such heinous crime would not be spared.
He expressed condolence over the loss of innocent lives and said the government was committed to root out terrorism from the country.

PM strongly condemns Lahore blast

ISLAMABAD, May 27 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday strongly condemned the bomb blast in Lahore. In his message, the Prime Minister said those involved in such attacks were state-enemies and would be brought to justice.
He expressed condolence over the loss of innocent lives and said the government was committed to root out terrorism from the country.

Source: Associated Press of Pakistan
(http://www.app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=77180&Itemid=38)


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