Blast in Lahore Pakistan, at least 9 killed

Eleven dead over dozen injured in Lahore suicide blast

Lahore police chief Capt Amin Wains said the "target of blast was police". Rescue teams have shifted them to nearby hospitals where emergency has been imposed.

Authorities are trying to ascertain the cause and nature of the explosion.

A bomb also killed 14 people in Lahore in February during a wave of attacks across the country, denting optimism that Pakistan's security situation was improving.

At least twenty-five people were killed and dozens others injured Monday in an explosion of unknown origin on a vegetable market in Lahore, the cultural capital of Pakistan. He also said that identification process of the injured was under way.

"Fida Hussain Swati - a member of our suicide squad - today attacked the infidels on a motorcycle", TTP spokesman Muhammad Khurasani said in a statement.

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The explosion left 57 other people injured, out of which, 11 were said to be in precarious condition. "I saw dead bodies on the ground and there were cracks on the glass building". In the image, a broken window can be seen as a result. Reportedly, Arfa Karim Towers was evacuated following the blast.

"There was a police picket that was targeted". Agencies concerned would let out the details once they collect evidence and examine the site, he added. "The death toll includes police and civilians", he said.

Anti-riot police had been deployed for the activity. "Troops reached at site".

Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, while talking to the media, said that the incumbent government has overcome the menace of terrorism by 70 to 80 percent.

They said such coward acts can not deter our resolve to eliminate terrorism and extremism from the country.

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