Death toll from Lahore suicide blast rises to 11
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Lahore: The death toll from Wednesday’s suicide blast in Lahore rose to 11, as another police official succumbed to his injuries earlier Thursday.
Policeman Saddam Hussain, a resident of Kasur, passed away due to injuries sustained in the blast, an official from Mayo Hospital’s emergency ward was quoted as saying by Pakistani media, bringing the toll from the latest terrorist attack to 11.
Around 26 others were being treated for their injuries, two of whom were in critical condition, the official added.
According to Shahbaz Gill, spokesperson for chief minister of Punjab, the suicide bomber was a 15-year-old boy who blew himself up near the Elite Force police van stationed outside the 11th century shrine.