| GEO Pakistan|
| Five dead in Lahore blast|
| Updated at: 0912 PST, Monday, March 08, 2010|
LAHORE: At least fiver people were killed and 22 injured in a powerful blast in Lahore area of Model Town, which seemed to have targeted a government office, Geo News reported Monday.
The deceased include two men and three women.
According to police sources, the security guard intercepted a man entering the building of a secret agency, who blew him up destroying the entire building.
The blast sound was heard far and wide. The blast was so powerful that it created a huge 20 to 30-foot crater on the blast site and the nearby buildings were harmed.
A secret agency office was targeted at 815am near the seminary of Dr Israr Ahmed in K Block of Model town.
The blast razed the building to ground. The injured are being taken out from under the rubble. Of the 22 injured, four are in critical state.
There are 13 women among the injured.
Ambulances, police and other rescue teams are busy with rescue work.
An eyewitness, standing on his rooftop near the blast area, said he could watch the smokes billowing from the blast site.