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    Wednesday, 14 March 2018

    At least nine, including five policemen martyred in Raiwind explosion

    At least five police personnel and four citizens were martyred in a suspected suicide attack in the Raiwind area on the outskirts of Lahore on Wednesday evening, confirmed DIG Operation Dr. Haider Ashraf. 
    More than a dozen other people were injured in the explosion. 
    The senior police official also said that police personnel appeared to be the target of the attack as the explosion took place close to a police checkpost, near the vehicle of a deputy superintendent of police.
    It appears to be a suicide attack, said the police official and confirmed that body parts have been found from the site of the blast. Police officials added a motorcycle near the blast site had been completely destroyed.
    Rescue 1122 officials shifted the injured to nearby hospitals for medical treatment. 
    The government of Punjab issued a list of the martyred and the injured, who were received at THQ Hospital Raiwind. 
    According to police sources, the explosion appeared to be a targeted attack on law enforcement personnel.

    Following the explosion, a large number of law-enforcement personnel and rescue services reached the spot. 
    Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif condemned the blast and has sought a report from IG Punjab police. 
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