Wednesday, May 27, 2009
suicide car bomb attack on Rescue 15 in Lahore
Ten people were killed and 83 injured in a suicide car bomb attack on Rescue 15 building located near CCPO office in Civil Lines area here.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has strongly condemned the blast. According to sources, an explosive-laden Suzuki van has broke the barriers and exploded near Rescue 15 building. The building of the Rescue 15 has been completely destroyed in the blast. The suicide bomber was trying to hit the CCPO office, reports said. Periodic gunfire heard in the area before and after the blast.
The windowpanes of nearby buildings have also been shattered in the blast and many Rescue15 vehicles have been destroyed. The entire building of Rescue 15 has reportedly collapsed in the blast. Security forces have cordoned off the area and shifted injured and bodies to hospitals. Emergency has been announced in local hospitals.