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Suspected facilitator of Data Darbar blast arrested

LAHORE: Security officials on Tuesday arrested the suspected facilitator of the Data Darbar blast from Bhaati Gate.

According to details, the suspect Mohsin Khan was involved in the Data Darbar blast that claimed lives of 13 people. The security personnel said that explosives were also recovered from the possession of the detainee.

On May 9, at least 11 people including three police officials were martyred and scores injured in a suicide blast outside the Data Darbar shrine.

Rescue 1122 officials and police officers rushed to the spot along with a heavy convoy of police forces, and began operation and investigation, respectively.

The injured persons were shifted to nearby hospitals, where an emergency has been imposed, for their treatment. Some of the patients are said to be critical.

The explosion took place close to police vehicles near Gate 2 of Data Darbar. One of the vehicles was completely destroyed.

The shrine has been targeted previously, in a 2010 suicide attack that killed more than 40 people, and is guarded by heavy security.

An attack in Lahore in March last year left nine people dead, while a major blast targeting Christians celebrating Easter in a park in 2016 killed more than 70 people.



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