Six killed in Raiwind explosion claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban

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The suicide attacker for Mall Road blast was traced back to Afghanistan while an accomplice was nabbed.

At least six killed while 30 people, including policemen, injured in a blast at Raiwind, Lahore .

According to Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Haider Ashraf, the explosion occurred near a police camp in Raiwind.

The DIG said it was apparently a suicide blast, saying the body parts of the bomber have been recovered.

Inspector General Police Punjab Arif Nawaz confirmed that the blast was a suicide attack carried out by a teenaged boy who blew himself up near the checkpost.

Pakistani rescue workers push a stretcher carrying an injured man to the hospital following the blast of a motorcycle bomb attack in Lahore on March 14, 2018. However, the impact and sound of the blast suggest it was a terrorist attack.

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In a tweet, Punjab province's government "strongly condemned" the attack.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the bombing near Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's most populous Punjab. He also directed the CCPO to ensure that best medical treatment is provided to the personnel and officers injured.

Security has been tightened following the attack and all exit and entry points to the vicinity have been secured.

This is the first incident of such nature in Lahore this year, however, nearly 60 people lost their lives in terrorist attacks in 2017.

More than a dozen other people were wounded in the explosion, which took place close to a police post set up near the grounds where a religious congregation was taking place.

A suicide attack near a software technology park in Lahore killed 26 people and wounded over 50 in July previous year.