Punjab

Raiwind blast: Funeral prayers of martyred policemen offered

Funeral prayers of as many as five police officers, who embraced martyrdom in Raiwind suicide blast, have been offered in Lahore’s Police Lines.
According to details, senior police officials and Punjab governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana and Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif attended the funeral of the martyred security personnel.
On the other hand, a case against the Raiwind suicide attack that claimed nine lives has been registered at Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) under terrorism and murder sections.
FIR stated that as many as four suspicious people tried to enter a religious congregation when police stopped them for checking. Three suspects fled the scene while one exploded himself, it revealed.
Earlier on Wednesday, a suicide blast claimed nine lives and left over 20 wounded as the attacker targeted a police picket ahead of a religious congregation underway in Raiwind area.