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CCTV Footage of Lahore Bomb Blast - Additional Footage

Senior administration, including (DCO) Sajjad Bhutta, told reporters in Lahore that it was a suicide car bomb, which flattened the building of Rescue-15. Witnesses and survivors said there were some 35 police officials present in the building when the bomber blew up the car on the densely populated Fatima Jinnah Road. Police arrested two suspects, one of them from Swat and one from the site of the blast.

Analysts say the blast could be a reaction to the ongoing military operation in Swat, Buner and Lower Dir districts in northwest Pakistan where the military claims that more than 1,100 rebels have been killed so far.

Witnesses said the two attackers came in a Toyota Hiace vehicle and opened fire at the policemen and blew themselves up after they failed to cross the police barrier.

Explosive experts said 40-50 kilogram of explosives were used in the attack, which came two months



Added: Jun-2-2009 Occurred On: May-27-2009
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