One suicide bomb hit the Federal Investigation Agency office. “Pakistan: Death toll mounts after suicide blasts hit Lahore,” from AKI (thanks to all who sent this in):
Lahore, 11 March(AKI) – More than 24 people have been killed and dozens others injured after at least two bombs exploded in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Tuesday.
The blasts, believed to have been carried out by suicide bombers, were the latest in a wave of violence across Pakistan that has left more than 600 people dead this year.
According to Pakistan’s Geo TV, the first attack demolished part of the federal investigation agency (FIA) office in the city, exposing the interior of the building.
A police official said that the blast was a suspected suicide attack.
“We believe the suicide attacker came in a vehicle and hit the reception counter. We have recovered only a few pieces of the car which was used in the attack,” investigations superintendent Babur Bakht Qureshi said.
Bodies lay on the ground outside the eight-storey building and police cordoned off the area while emergency workers tried to rescue the injured.
The building was evacuated because of fears it could collapse, television channels reported.
Soon after the attack, a second blast hit an advertising agency in an upscale neighbourhood of the city killing another four people, Qureshi said….