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Wednesday Apr 05, 2017
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In pictures: Suicide attack on census team in Lahore

By
Web Desk
In pictures: Suicide attack on census team in Lahore
Pakistani security officials collect evidence from the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a census team in Lahore on April 5, 2017/AFP/ARIF ALI

A suicide bomb attack took place on census team and accompanying security personnel in Lahore's Bedian Road, early Wednesday morning, martyring at least six people.

Those who died included four Army personnel, according to Punjab government spokesman Malik Ahmed Khan said. He added that 14 to 15 people were injured as well.

 

Pakistani security officials cordon off the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a census team in Lahore on April 5, 2017/AFP/ARIF ALI
Pakistani security officials cordon off the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a census team in Lahore on April 5, 2017/AFP/ARIF ALI

 

Pakistani security officials collect evidence from the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a census team in Lahore on April 5, 2017/AFP/ARIF ALI
Pakistani security officials collect evidence from the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a census team in Lahore on April 5, 2017/AFP/ARIF ALI

 

A Pakistani forensic team arrives at the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a census team in Lahore on April 5, 2017/AFP/ARIF ALI
A Pakistani forensic team arrives at the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a census team in Lahore on April 5, 2017/AFP/ARIF ALI

 

A Pakistani forensic team arrives at the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a census team in Lahore on April 5, 2017/AFP/ARIF ALI
A Pakistani forensic team arrives at the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a census team in Lahore on April 5, 2017/AFP/ARIF ALI

 

Pakistani security officials collect evidence from the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a census team in Lahore on April 5, 2017/AFP/ARIF ALI
Pakistani security officials collect evidence from the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a census team in Lahore on April 5, 2017/AFP/ARIF ALI

Photos from the scene of the attack showed two vans and a motorcycle which were damaged by the explosion.

"I was standing a hundred steps away from the incident," an eyewitness told Geo News. "I called 112 [Emergency Ambulance Service], which reached the site 20 minutes later."

 

A destroyed bike at the blast site
A destroyed bike at the blast site

 

The damaged van at the blast site
A damaged van at the blast site

 

Photos from the blast site
Photos from the blast site

 

Rescue teams reached the site soon after the incident was reported, while security personnel cordoned off the area.

 

A policeman near the blast site
A policeman near the blast site

 

The blast site from afar
The blast site from afar

 

Rescue team near the blast site
Rescue team near the blast site

 

Rescue teams near the blast site
Rescue teams near the blast site

 

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