Blast Near Arfa Kareem Towers In Lahore; 9 Casualties Reported

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| July 24 , 2017 , 17:44 IST

At least 9 people have been reported killed over 15 injured in a blast that took place near the Arfa Karim Towers, in the Sabzi Mandi area of Lahore.

The explosion was reportedly heard on Ferozepur Road.

Senior police official Imran Awan said the bodies had been shifted to a hospital and some 15 others, including policemen, had been injured, Dawn News reported.

According to reports, an anti-encroachment drive was underway at the Kot Lakhpat vegetable market near Arfa Karim Software Technology Park when the explosion took place. 

The wounded have been shifted to General Hospital. An emergency has been declared in all nearby hospitals. 

The explosion reportedly took place when an old building in the area was being demolished. The nature of blast still needs to be ascertained. 

According to reports, Arfa Karim Towers were evacuated immediately after the blast.