At the moment, it is reported that at least 15 people died in the explosion. The number of victims has passed for 70 people.
Local media reported that the territory of Charring Cross Square, where the explosion was raging, was cordoned off. On the frames of local TV you can see a terrible picture - fragments of bodies and real rivers of blood.
Responsibility for the explosion was assumed by the terrorist group “Jamaat ur-Ahrar”, which is associated with the Taliban (* banned in the Russian Federation). Among the dead were many representatives of the Lahore Police Command and leading medical centers in the city.
Pakistani authorities have announced that security measures have been increased in Lahore and other cities.
It should be recalled that Pakistan in its time and became the state in which, together with the Western intelligence services, the top Taliban was formed (originally under a different name), including to counter Soviet forces in Afghanistan.