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Blast Kills 2 people, Wounds 14 In Eastern Pakistan

A blast in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore killed two people and wounded 14 others on Wednesday, police said, adding they had yet to determine whether the explosion in a residential neighborhood was caused by a bomb, Reuters reported. 

"Our investigators and officials from bomb disposal squad are working to find out any clue to what exactly happened," city police chief Ghulam Mahmood Dogar told reporters. 

There was no claim of responsibility.  

Pakistan's Dawn news agency reported that the explosion took place in a residential area near Allah Hu boulevard, police said. Television footage showed visible damage to nearby houses with cracked walls and shattered windows. 

Speaking to Samaa TV at the site of the incident, Lahore Deputy Commissioner Mudassir Riaz Malik said that 12 people, including women and children, had been injured. He said that the injured also included a police official. 

Malik said that while it was not immediately clear what had caused the blast, it had left behind a crater. "We will only be able to determine the cause after carrying out an investigation," he said, adding that the area was being cordoned off. 

Blast Kills 2 people, Wounds 14 In Eastern Pakistan

It has not officially been determined to be a bomb, and no group has claimed responsibility. 

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A blast in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore killed two people and wounded 14 others on Wednesday, police said, adding they had yet to determine whether the explosion in a residential neighborhood was caused by a bomb, Reuters reported. 

"Our investigators and officials from bomb disposal squad are working to find out any clue to what exactly happened," city police chief Ghulam Mahmood Dogar told reporters. 

There was no claim of responsibility.  

Pakistan's Dawn news agency reported that the explosion took place in a residential area near Allah Hu boulevard, police said. Television footage showed visible damage to nearby houses with cracked walls and shattered windows. 

Speaking to Samaa TV at the site of the incident, Lahore Deputy Commissioner Mudassir Riaz Malik said that 12 people, including women and children, had been injured. He said that the injured also included a police official. 

Malik said that while it was not immediately clear what had caused the blast, it had left behind a crater. "We will only be able to determine the cause after carrying out an investigation," he said, adding that the area was being cordoned off. 

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