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Lahore explosion by BNA claims 3 lives

LAHORE: A time-triggered IED explosion ripped through the roadside patharas at the Lahori Gate (Anarkali Bazar) area here at 1.45PM on Thursday (20th of January, 2022) killing three and injuring 30 people (4 gravely).   

Lahore ExplosionLAHORE: According to sources the IED (containing 1.5 kg explosives) was planted on a motorcycle and the bomber parked it outside a bank. After setting the timer the bomber moved away. Following that the explosion took place forming 1.5 feet deep crater on the road. Balochistan National Army (BNA) has claimed responsibility. 


A 9-year-old child who breathed his last at the hospital has been identified as a karachiite Absar. Another victim Ramzan, in his late twenties, hailed from Ferozewala. Khanpur’s Yasir succumbed to his injuries at Mayo Hospital.

The injured, four in critical condition, who are being provided medical treatment, had been identified as Arsalan, Anwar, Sher  Zaman, Muhammad Jamil, Abdullah, Salman Ahmad, Muhammad Sami, Ijaz, Salman, Haider, Zaheer Iqbal,  Muhammad Adeem,  Ahmad, Bilal, Faisal Saeed, Tahir Hafeez, Haider Tahir, Azhar, Zawar Khan, Wahid, Faisal Butt, Nabeela Bibi, Nisha Salman and Rida.

Authorities including DC, Police, CTD personnel and Forensic experts are present at the scene of explosion. Meanwhile, Safe-City Cameras are being examined in order to identify and nab the culprit.

PM Office took to the twitter to state: “Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed regret over the loss of precious human lives in Lahore blast. Directed to provide immediate medical aid to the injured. Request a report from the Punjab government.”

CM Punjab Tweeted: “The blast near Anarkali Bazaar Lahore is a vicious act of sabotaging the atmosphere of law and order. We share the grief and pain of the families of those killed in the blast. (Concerned authorities have been) instructed to provide the best medical care to the injured.”

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif held: “The loss of precious lives due to the blast in Anarkali, a   lively and historic area of Lahore, is deeply saddening. Innocent children and poor people are the victims in this which is highly reprehensible. Heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. Terrorism in Lahore after Islamabad is not a good omen for the country!”

Vice President PML-N Maryam Nawaz Sharif wrote: “Three died and dozens injured in a bomb blast in Lhr today and guess what Imran Khan is talking about in his propaganda cell meeting? Sharifs! What is next? Blaming the victims for the tragedy?”

JUI President Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman said: “I am deeply saddened by the Lahore blast. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. It is a conspiracy to destabilize Pakistan again and both the Central and Provincial Governments must work to stop these conspiracies and maintain law and order and protect the citizens.”

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M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.