At least eight people including five policemen were killed in a suicide attack on a police check post in Lahore city of Punjab province of Pakistan on Wednesday night, Pakistani media reported.
In addition, 20 other people were wounded.
The blast took place in Raiwind road of the city after a suicide bomber who was on a motorcycle detonated his explosives close to the check posts, a senior Pakistan official told Dawn news.
Another senior police official said “if the suicide attacker had managed to enter the congregation site, the death toll could have been much higher.”
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
In July last year, at least 26 people, including nine policemen, were killed while 58 others were injured in a bombing attack near the Arfa Karim IT Tower on Lahore's Ferozepur Road.