LAHORE | 07 Jul 2013 :: At least five people were killed and 50 others, including women, were injured when an explosion occurred at an eatery situated in Old Anarkali's food street area of Lahore on Saturday, DawnNews reported.
Police identified two of the dead as a six-year-old girl named Sadia and a 20-year-old boy named Fahad Tasleem.
The condition of eight injured persons is said to be critical.
The Punjab government announced compensation for all the victims and their family members.
The Punjab capital had so far remained immune to the wave of bombings that has terrorised the three other provincial headquarters over the past four years. Observers found the timing of the attack — exactly one month after the PML-N government came to power — intriguing. Television channels quoted the provincial police chief as having told his force to be on alert as “more acts of terror” could follow “within 72 hours”.
Preliminary police inquiries suggested that a time device had been placed between chairs near Bokhara Restaurant. It created a one-foot deep crater when it exploded.
Mostly lower middle class families dine in the open at one of the oldest food spots of the city on weekends.(Courtesy:Dawn)Read More>>>