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1 killed, 4 wounded after explosion in eastern Pakistan

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An explosion took place on Saturday evening in the eastern city of Lahore where people had gathered to pray near a mosque said to be run by supporters of the banned group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, an official said.

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier and police officers stand guard at close to the blast site in Lahore, Pakistan that took place on Saturday. (Photo: AP)

Pakistani police said that an explosion near a religious congregation in the eastern city of Lahore has killed one and wounded four others.

Officer Mohammad Ejaz said that the blast is being investigated. He said it took place on Saturday evening in a neighbourhood where people had gathered to pray near a mosque said to be run by supporters of the banned group Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

Ejaz said that one of the wounded was hospitalised in critical condition.

Officer Zulfiqar Hameed said that the blast could have resulted from a burst air compressor at an air conditioner repair shop nearby.





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