Many gas cylinder blasts in Lahore's Barkat Bazar

Many gas cylinder blasts in Lahore's Barkat Bazar

Many cylinder blasts rocked Lahore’s Barkat market on Tuesday. consistent with rescue workers at the location , the gas cylinders blew up one after another making it difficult for rescue operators to urge near the blast site. People present at the location told Pakistani news agencies that "so far 10 cylinders have exploded," reported ANI.

At least one person sustained burn wounds within the blast, and around 12 vehicles parked nearby are damaged, reported ANI. Shops located nearby are shut after some were reportedly damaged by the blast. Police and native authorities have cordoned off the encompassing area and efforts are currently underway to douse the following flames.

This comes days after a strong explosion near the house of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and chief of the banned outfit Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed in Lahore on Midsummer Eve .

The blast which happened in Johar town killed three people and injured 24 including a constable . Saeed’s house was undamaged by the explosion but some many other houses and shops falling within a 100 square feet radius of the explosion site were damaged.

A car mechanic was arrested for modifying the interiors of a car that was reportedly utilized in the blast. The arrested individual was detained and moved to an undisclosed location on June 26, reported ANI. Police said around 30 kilograms of explosives were utilized in the blast, and planted during a car stolen from Gujranwala and parked near the residence of Hafiz Saeed in Board of Revenue Housing Society, Johar Town.

Punjab province chief minister Usman Buzdar and military officer of Police (IGP) Inam Ghani told reporters at a joint news conference that "anti-Pakistan intelligence agency" was involved within the explosion.

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