May 27th, 2009
11:05 PM ET

Pakistan: Trio held after deadly blast kills 24

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/27/lahore.blast/art.blast.scene.afp.gi.jpg caption="The scene of an apparent suicide car bomb attack on a police building in Lahore on May 27."]


Three suspects were arrested after an explosives-packed van reduced a police building to rubble Wednesday in eastern Pakistan, killing 24.

The morning attack in Lahore - Pakistan's second-largest city - also wounded more than 250 people, most of them police officers and staffers, authorities said.

Immediately after the blast, police arrested two of the suspects, said City Commissioner Khusro Pervez. Local television showed the men being led away by officers.

Sir Ganga Ram hospital, which was damaged by the explosion, was treating 128 victims.

Authorities expected the death toll to rise as rescue workers picked through twisted metal and other debris from the building, looking for more bodies.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Pakistan
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  1. neel288

    What countries like Pakistan and North Korea have been doing, is international extortion. Give us billions, or else the nukes will fall into the hands of the terrorists.

    This ingenious way of extorting the West is a Chinese brain-child !

    The Pakistani army, the real power centre in Pakistan, has been successfully playing this dangerous game for several decades, by milking the US of billions, while supporting the Taliban, and now pretending to fight the terrorists.

    The recent announcement of doubling of the US aid to Pakistan only reaffairms that " Terrorism Pays " !

    May 27, 2009 at 12:51 pm |
  2. Scott Stodden

    This is such a tragedy in Pakistan that this bombing happened and I feel terrible for all the people killed. It seems that ever since President Pervez Musharraff left office things have gotten worse, what is current President Al Saadari doing in Pakistan, they need to get control of this country immediatly before something bad happens

    Scott Stodden (Freeport, Il)

    May 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm |