Explosion near Hafiz Saeed's residence in Pakistan kills 2, injures 17

"Can't say anyone was a target until nature is determined," the CCPO Lahore Office said. 

Explosion near Hafiz Saeed's residence in Pakistan kills 2, injures 17

New Delhi: At least 2 people have lost their lives while over 15 have sustained serious injuries in an explosion near Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's residence in Pakistan on Wednesday (June 23, 2021). 

As per the latest reports, it is likely a gas pipeline explosion and took place around 11 AM in Lahore's Johar Town.

Explosion near Hafiz Saeed's residence in Pakistan
Blast near Hafiz Saaed house
Blast-near-Hafiz-Saeed-residence
(Photos: Zee Media)

"Can't say anyone was a target until nature is determined," the CCPO Lahore Office said. 

Of the 17 injured, eight people are believed to be very critical.

This is to be noted that Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is on India's list of five most wanted terrorists. He played a key role in carrying out the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

In 2020, 70-year-old Saeed was sentenced to 15-and-a-half years in jail in Pakistan. 


(More details awaited)


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