Pakistani bombing deadly, wounds police
LAHORE, Pakistan — A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least 26 people and wounding another 54, many of them police officers. An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility.
Senior police officer Haider Ashraf said a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted police guarding a demolition site at Kot Lakhpat’s vegetable market on the outskirts of Lahore.
Ashraf said it was believed earlier that the bomb was in a car, but it was later discovered that the vehicle belonged to a police officer, among the eight officers killed.
He said many of 54 wounded are policemen but several bystanders were also wounded.
The outlawed militant group Tehrik-e-Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, confirming they used a suicide bomber on a motorcycle.
Relatives of the victims in Lahore, Pakistan. of a deadly bombing mourn Monday