Wednesday Aug 01, 201210:55 PM GMT
19 injured in twin bombing in Pakistan’s Lahore
Pakistani investigators and reporters visit the site of a twin bombing at a fruit market in the Pakistani eastern city of Lahore on August 1, 2012.
Pakistani investigators and reporters visit the site of a twin bombing at a fruit market in the Pakistani eastern city of Lahore on August 1, 2012.
Wed Aug 1, 2012 10:50PM
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Two bombs have exploded in the Pakistani eastern city of Lahore, leaving nearly a score of people injured, officials say.


The incident occurred on Wednesday evening when the two bombs detonated at a crowded fruit market in a downtown area of the city, injuring 19 people, AFP reported.

"Two timed devices, one planted in the parking and the other one under a cart, exploded when people were buying fruits after breaking their fast in the evening," said District Coordination Officer Noor Ul Amin Mengal.

All of the wounded people were taken to a local hospital for treatment, rescue officials said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but police officials put the blame on pro-Taliban groups.

Thousands of Pakistanis have lost their lives in bombings and other militant attacks since 2001 when Pakistan joined an alliance with the United States in the so-called war against terrorism.

Since late 2009, there has been a surge in militant attacks in Pakistan and thousands more have been displaced by the wave of violence and militancy sweeping across the country.

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