Web Desk (24 News) — Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on army personnel that killed at least 6 people and wounded 18 in Lahore on Wednesday.
According to a report, Punjab government spokesman Malik Ahmed Khan said the blast, which hit an army vehicle taking part in Pakistan’s census, martyred 4 soldiers and 2 civilian bystanders.
Muhammad Khurassani, a spokesman for Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a banned Islamist movement often called the Pakistani Taliban, issued a statement claiming responsibility.
Scores of people have been killed since the beginning of the year in a series of attacks that have dashed hopes of an end to the violence of recent years and stepped up pressure on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government to improve security.
TV footage showed security personnel blocking off the street around the site of the explosion, close to an elite police training school which was the site of a Pakistani Taliban attack in 2009.