One killed in Aimanabad blast
LAHORE: A powerful blast ripped through a market in Aimanabad, 80 kilometres northwest of Lahore, killing one person and wounding seven others, a senior police official said.
Zaeem Ahmed, an area police chief said it was not immediately clear what caused the blast.
“The blast was so powerful that it reduced the body of a man into pieces. Maybe he was carrying an explosive device or some other explosive material, but we are not certain about it,” he said.
Ahmed said at this stage police were not able to give any other details. No other government officials were immediately available for comment.
However, another police official told The Associated Press that the slain man was a local labourer, who picked up an abandoned bag from a road and was trying to open it when it exploded. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said officers were trying to determine who had left the bag there. ap