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Pakistan: Deadly bomb blast targets Lahore’s shopping district

Baku, January 21, AZERTAC

At least two people have been killed and dozens more wounded after an explosion in a busy shopping district in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, police say, according to Al Jazeera.

The explosion took place in the Lohari Gate area, a densely packed neighbourhood consisting of small shops packed into narrow criss-crossing streets, on Thursday afternoon, police spokesperson Nayab Haider told Al Jazeera.

“The deaths of two people are confirmed,” he said, adding that four of the wounded were in critical condition.

Hospital officials at Lahore’s Mayo hospital, where the wounded were being treated, confirmed the death toll and said at least 26 people had been wounded in the blast.

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