Tragedy repeats:Blast in Lahore’s Garhi Shahu area
I was alerted by a concerned friend about this incident. Here is the latest from Geo News’s website:
|Blast at Jamia Naeemia; Dr Sarfraz martyred|
| Updated at: 1514 PST, Friday, June 12, 2009
LAHORE: Jamia Naeemia principal Dr Sarfraz Naeemi was martyred and several others injured in a suicide blast at Jamia Naeemia situated in Garhi Shahu area of Lahore, Geo News reported Friday.The blast occurred after the Friday prayers when the people were making their way out of the mosque after offering the Friday prayers.
Jamia Naeemia principal Dr Sarfraz Naeemi was present at his office at the Jamia Naeemia at the time of blast, the eyewitnesses said.
The blast was so powerful that the outer walls of the Jamia Naeemia Masjid collapsed. The nearby buildings were harmed in the blast. The blast occurred when a lot of people were present in the mosque.
The personnel of the security forces cordoned off the area and started the relief operation.
The injured are being rushed to the Meo Hospital. Emergency has been declared in the hospitals of the Lahore.
The security forces are searching the building on the apprehension of another bmb.
There are reports that the blast was suicide attack; however, it was not confirmed by the government officials.
So far, 4 people have died and 8 have been injured. Do check up on your loved ones and Stay safe.