Pakistan mourns 13 killed in Lahore suicide bombing



    Pakistan mourns 13 killed in Lahore suicide bombing

    Feb.14, Lahore: Businesses are closed across much of the Punjab province in mourning for 13 people killed in a suicide bombing claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction, police said.

    Police officer Nazar Hayat said that shops were closed Tuesday, a day after the attack in the provincial capital, Lahore. The bomber targeted police escorting a rally by pharmacists protesting amendments to a law on drug pricing.

    The dead included six police officers. Nearly 60 people were wounded. The attack was claimed by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, which said it was revenge for Pakistani military operations against militants in tribal regions near the Afghan border.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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