LAHORE: Three top police officers were among 16 people killed today when a suicide bomber blew himself up targeting them during a protest rally outside Pakistan’s Punjab assembly here that also left 60 others injured.
Lahore Traffic Police chief capt (R) Ahmed Mobeen, Senior Superintendent Police Zahid Gondal and DSP Pervez Butt were killed in the blast, multiple media reports said.
Lahore police chief Amin Wains confirmed death of Mobeen. He, however, did not confirm about other casualties. “I can confirm the death of Mr Ahmed Mobeen at the moment,” he said.
At least 16 people were killed in the powerful blast that ripped through the protest rally, police officials said.
Punjab Health Minister Khawaja Salman Rafique said more than 60 people suffered injuries. The condition of some 11 injured is stated to be critical, the minister said. (AGENCIES)