Lahore (Staff Report): The death toll from suicide blast that occurred outside the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore on Wednesday has surged to 11 after a policeman succumbed to his injuries earlier Thursday.
Around 26 others were being treated for their injuries at Mayo Hospital, two of whom were in critical condition, a medical official said.
The explosion took place close to two police vehicles near Gate 2 of Data Darbar.
DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Ahmad Khan confirmed three police officials died in the blast. A security guard and a civilian were also among the dead.
The martyred include two Elite Force personnel – identified as Shahid and Saleem – and one civilian named Rafiq.
Out of the 24 people injured in the blast, eight are in critical condition and the wounded have been admitted to the Mayo Hospital.
Lahore Deputy Commissioner Saleha Saeed told the media persons that one of the dead bodies brought in to Mayo Hospital was that of the suspected attacker.
"It was a suicide attack. Ball bearings were also used in the attack," she said.