Raiwind , Lahore (Staff Report): At least nine persons were martyred and 20 others including ASP Raiwind Zubair Nazir and SHO, were injured in a blast near a police post at Raiwind late Wednesday, the sources reported.

According to details, nine martyred included five police personnel (two sub-inspectors and three constables) and four citizens.

Rescue sources immediately reached the spot and shifted the injured to Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) Hospital Raiwind , Sharif Medical City Hospital and General Hospital Lahore.

The sources said that the blast occurred when policemen present at the posting were changing their shift. A motorcycle was destroyed in the blast .

The Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif condemned the blast and directed investigations after what police and law enforcement rushed to the site and began further investigation.