Tal­iban at­tack kills 26

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

IS­LAM­ABAD: At least 26 peo­ple were killed and dozens in­jured in a sui­cide at­tack on Mon­day in the east­ern Pak­istani city of La­hore, of­fi­cials said.

The blast oc­curred near a veg­etable mar­ket and a soft­ware tech­nol­ogy park on the city’s busy Ferozepur Road, close to the res­i­dence of She­hbaz Sharif, the brother of Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif and chief min­is­ter of Pun­jab state, of which La­hore is the cap­i­tal.

Tehrik-i-Tal­iban, Pak­istan’s main branch of the Tal­iban, as­serted re­spon­si­bil­ity in an e-mail, say­ing one of its “sol­diers had used an ex­plo­sives-laden mo­tor­cy­cle”. Wash­ing­ton Post

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