Suicide car bomber strikes Pakistani intelligence unit
“A suicide car bombing at a building that houses terrorism investigations in Lahore killed at least 13 people and wounded 80 others Monday, the first terrorist strike to hit a major city in the country’s heartland this year.
The blast targeted a special investigative unit that interrogates key terrorism suspects. The entire building had collapsed from the force of the blast, and rescuers spent the morning searching for survivors in the rubble.
Lahore’s administrative chief, Khusro Pervez, said the bomber had crashed through a security gate before ramming a perimeter wall and detonating his explosives. More than 1,100 pounds of explosives were used in the attack, police said.
Rana Sanaullah, law minister for Punjab province, where Lahore is located, called the attack ‘a sad and condemnable incident.”