Lahore bombing: Funeral prayers of seven police martyrs offered

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Funeral prayers of seven police officers martyred in Monday’s Lahore suicide blast were offered on Tuesday in Elite Police Training Centre on Bedian Road.

Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and other senior officials attended the funeral prayers of the seven martyrs, including DIG Traffic Capt (r) Ahmed Mobeen and SSP Operations Zahid Gondal.

On Monday, a suicide blast near Punjab Assembly killed at least 14 people and injured over 100 others.

Day of mourning is being observed in Punjab today in respect of those killed in the grisly attack.

A spokesperson for Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, claimed the responsibility for the bombing.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the attacks would not weaken Pakistan’s resolve in the fight against militancy.

“We have fought this fight against the terrorists among us, and will continue to fight it until we liberate our people of this cancer, and avenge those who have laid down their lives for us,” he said in a statement.