Twin blasts kill seven in Lahore


Lahore, Feb 23: Two explosions rocked Pakistan’s Lahore city on Thursday, the first one killing at least seven people, the media reported.

Fifteen people were also injured in the first blast in a building under construction, police were quoted as saying. The explosion was reportedly detonated with a timer device.

A powerful bomb blast on Monday ripped through a protest in the Pakistani city of Lahore, killing at least 7 people and wounding dozens, according to officials.

Police said some persons may still be trapped in the building, the News International reported.

The intensity of the blast shattered windows of nearby buildings. Ambulances rushed to the scene to shift the injured to the nearby General Hospital.

A little while later, another explosion was reported in Lahore, Xinhua news agency said. No further details were available.