Massive Suicide Bombing in Pakistan

Ad Feedback

LAHORE, Pakistan - Pakistani authorities said at least 11 people have been killed and 50 others injured in a massive suicide bombing in the city of Lahore in eastern Pakistan.

The bomber drove an explosives-laden truck into the main gate of a building used for interrogation by the Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency, heavily damaging the building and several nearby structures.

Rescue workers were trying to reach people trapped under the debris in the Model Town neighborhood. The massive bomb left a large crater outside the building.

"It was a suicide attack," Pervaiz Rathore, an official with the Pakistani police, told reporters.

"We have heard that 40 to 50 people were in the [agency's] building when the incident happened," he said.

Some officials said the bombing typified al-Qaeda-backed attacks by the Pakistani Taliban.

---

AP, AFP and Reuters contributed to this report.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

 CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.