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Pakistan: 6 killed as suicide bomber strikes census workers in Lahore01:03

Pakistan: 6 killed as suicide bomber strikes census workers in Lahore

Pakistan, Lahore
April 5, 2017 at 11:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least six people have been killed and 22 injured after a suicide bomber struck a government census team and their security escort in the Punjabi capital of Lahore, Wednesday.

The six, including four soldiers and two census workers, were killed on Lahore's Bedian Road while working on the first population census to take place in the country in 20 years.

The injured, four of which are reportedly in critical condition, were rushed to two nearby hospitals, the Combined Military Hospital and General Hospital of Lahore, where they were visited by Lahore Corps Commander Lt Gen Mohammad Sadiq Ali.

Police cordoned off the area as forensic teams reached the scene to inspect and collect evidence. Pakistan's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) have confirmed that the blast, which was initially reported as a bomb, was carried out by a suicide bomber and have reportedly found the head of the alleged attacker at the blast site.

As of yet it is unknown who was responsible for the attack, however Pakistan's security forces have frequently been targetted by militants after the military began operations against them in the country's North West region.

Pakistan: 6 killed as suicide bomber strikes census workers in Lahore01:03
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At least six people have been killed and 22 injured after a suicide bomber struck a government census team and their security escort in the Punjabi capital of Lahore, Wednesday.

The six, including four soldiers and two census workers, were killed on Lahore's Bedian Road while working on the first population census to take place in the country in 20 years.

The injured, four of which are reportedly in critical condition, were rushed to two nearby hospitals, the Combined Military Hospital and General Hospital of Lahore, where they were visited by Lahore Corps Commander Lt Gen Mohammad Sadiq Ali.

Police cordoned off the area as forensic teams reached the scene to inspect and collect evidence. Pakistan's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) have confirmed that the blast, which was initially reported as a bomb, was carried out by a suicide bomber and have reportedly found the head of the alleged attacker at the blast site.

As of yet it is unknown who was responsible for the attack, however Pakistan's security forces have frequently been targetted by militants after the military began operations against them in the country's North West region.

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