4 Killed Dozens Hurt as Twin Blasts Hit Lahore

December 7, 2009 by  

lahore4 Killed Dozens Hurt as Twin Blasts Hit Lahore:Updated at: 2135 PST,  Monday, December 07, 2009
LAHORE: Four people were killed and dozens others injured including 3 women when two consecutive blasts ripped through Lahore’s commercial center on Monday.

Nothing is known so far about the nature of the blasts which occurred at Lahore’s busy Moon Market in Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore.

According to Geo News sources, the two blasts occurred within 30 seconds of each other. Fire erupted in the market immediately after the blasts, engulfing a number of shops. Efforts are being made to bring the fire under control.

Rescue efforts are underway at the blast site, as the injured are being ferried in 1122 ambulances to nearby hospitals where emergency has been declared.

Moon market is a commercial center of Iqbal Town, Lahore, where shoppers are normally present in large numbers. A suicide attack had also been launched at a police station in this area on 13 August last year in which 8 people lost their lives.

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