Three people were killed and several others were injured in an explosion that took place near the Police Lines in Lahore on Tuesday.
The explosion took place near the main gate of Police Lines in Lahore’s Qila Gujjar Singh area.
Huge plumes of smoke were visible in the air in the heavily populated area which was quickly cordoned off by security personnel. Several vehicles parked near the site of the blast caught fire and window panes in nearby buildings were also shattered.
Eye-witnesses said gunshots were heard from inside the Police Lines, however security personnel have said that the shots were only fired by members of the law enforcement agencies after the blast. Emergency was imposed in hospitals across Lahore. The site of the explosion lies close to the headquarter of Pakistan Railways.