Suicide bombing kills 4 in eastern Pakistan

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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Lahore, Pakistan: Eight persons were killed and several others injured in an apparent suicide bombing outside a police complex in this eastern Pakistan city on Tuesday, local officials said. 

According to media reports the incident took place when a suicide bomber came to a hotel outside the Police Lines and blew himself up. 

Television footage showed that the intense explosion shattered windows on nearby buildings and set several vehicles on fire. 

A senior police official told the media that the suicide bomber wanted to enter the police headquarters but failed to do so due to several layers of security.

Jamaat ul Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the Lahore blast.

About 150 people mostly children were killed in a devastating attack on a Peshawar school in December last year.
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