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41 killed in Pakistan suicide bombings

07-02-2010 08:17 BJT

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At least 41 people have been killed and more than a hundred others injured... in three suicide bomb attacks at a shrine in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore late Thursday night.

The blasts, happened at the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore, where many local people were involved in religious activities inside. The death toll, could rise further as at least 20 of the injured people are said to be in critical conditions.

An emergency has been declared at all hospitals and the city is on high alert. Police say the three suicide bombers were in their early 20s and each of them carried a bomb jacket, each containing about ten kilograms of explosives. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Rescuers carry a body from the blast site in eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on July 2, 2010. At least 37 people were killed and 175 others injured in three suicide bomb attacks at a shrine in Lahore late Thursday night, according to local sources and media reports. (Xinhua/Jamil Ahmad)
Rescuers carry a body from the blast site in eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on 
July 2, 2010. At least 37 people were killed and 175 others injured in three 
suicide bomb attacks at a shrine in Lahore late Thursday night, according to local 
sources and media reports. (Xinhua/Jamil Ahmad)

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