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PublishDate: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 14:34

Blast Kills 2 people, Wounds 14 In Eastern Pakistan

A blast in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore killed two people and wounded 14 others on Wednesday, police said, adding they had yet to determine whether the explosion in a residential neighborhood was caused by a bomb, Reuters reported.

Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_"Our investigators and officials from bomb disposal squad are working to find out any clue to what exactly happened," city police chief Ghulam Mahmood #Dogar told reporters.

There was no claim of responsibility.  

Pakistan's Dawn news agency reported that the explosion took place in a residential area near Allah Hu boulevard, police said. Television footage showed visible damage to nearby houses with cracked walls and shattered windows.

Speaking to #Samaa_TV at the site of the incident, #Lahore_Deputy Commissioner Mudassir Riaz Malik said that 12 people, including women and children, had been injured. He said that the injured also included a police official.

Malik said that while it was not immediately clear what had caused the blast, it had left behind a crater. "We will only be able to determine the cause after carrying out an investigation," he said, adding that the area was being cordoned off.

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