02-07-2010 LAHORE , PAKISTAN
Two back-to-back suicide bombings and a cracker blast killed 40 people and injured over 175 inside the crowded shrine of Hazrat Data Gunj Bukhsh here on Thursday night.
Many people were ripped apart by two bomb blasts in rapid succession. Two terrorists wearing vests packed with explosives, weighing around 20 kilograms, blew themselves up at two different places on the Darbar premises, frequented by the devotees, especially on Thursday.
The first attacker blew himself up in the basement at around 10:46 pm, while the second entered the courtyard before detonating his explosives after an interval of two minutes. The attacks took place when hundreds of devotees had gathered to pray at the Darbar, police said.
The police said both the bombers were about 20-22 years of age. A grenade shell was recovered from near the Wuzukhana of the Darbar. The blast s
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