Blast near shrine in Pakistan, several casualties: police

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – An explosion close to a major Sufi shrine in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore caused several casualties on Wednesday, officials said.

The blast took place close to the Data Darbar, one of the largest shrines in South Asia, and several people including police officers had been wounded, Punjab province police spokesman Nayab Haider said.

Reporting by Mubasher Bukhari and Syed Raza Khan; Editing by Stephen Coates

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