Panic grips Lahore after 2 low-intensity explosions

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Panic grips Lahore after 2 low-intensity explosions
* Terrorists target BDS office, police officials house

Staff Report

LAHORE: Panic gripped the Township locality in south of the city when two low-intensity roadside bombs exploded midnight on Monday.

The first bomb exploded near the house of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Legal) Afzal Hussain at A1 Block, slightly damaging a car, which had been parked outside his house, but injuring no one. According to Hussains son Ali Afzal, all his family members were safe. The second device exploded near the office of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) in C Block. Some eyewitnesses claimed two suspects, who were riding a motorbike, had thrown the device that exploded with a deafening sound. No one was injured in the blast, they said.

Police and BDS officials reached the places of incidents soon after the explosions and collected evidence.

According to Saddar Division Superintendent of Police (SP) Zeeshan Asghar, both blasts were of low-intensity and improvised. However, he said police had launched a search operation to arrest the suspected terrorists and they would arrest them soon. He said the police and BDS teams were combing the area to purge it of any possible explosive device.
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