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Blast outside Sufi shrine in Pakistan, 5 dead

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LAHORE, Sept. 30, 2015 (Xinhua) -- People visit Data Durbar Shrine in eastern Pakistan's Lahore on Sept. 30, 2015. Data Darbar, located in the city of Lahore, is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in South Asia. It houses the remains of a Sufi saint, Abul Hassan Ali Hajvery (more commonly known as Daata Ganj Baksh, or
People visit Data Durbar Shrine in eastern Pakistan's Lahore

At least five people, including three police officials and two civilians, were killed and 24 others injured in an explosion near Data Darbar here in Pakistan, DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Ahmed Khan confirmed…reports Asian Lite News

LAHORE, Sept. 30, 2015 (Xinhua) -- People visit Data Durbar Shrine in eastern Pakistan's Lahore on Sept. 30, 2015. Data Darbar, located in the city of Lahore, is one of the oldest Muslim shrines in South Asia. It houses the remains of a Sufi saint, Abul Hassan Ali Hajvery (more commonly known as Daata Ganj Baksh, or "the master (Daata) who bestows treasures gifted by Allah Almighty". He is said to have lived on the site in the 11th century. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal/IANS) by .
People visit Data Durbar Shrine in eastern Pakistan’s Lahore

According to initial police reports, the explosion, near Gate no. 2 of Data Darbar, was targeted at a police vehicle. The nature of the explosion has not been ascertained yet.

SP (City) Syed Ghazanfar Shah said that eight of those injured in the blast were critical. The wounded have been shifted to the Mayo Hospital, Dawn News reported.

The area was cordoned off and a heavy contingent of the police has been deployed there.

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