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Gary R. Bunt

Data Darbar Attacked

Data Darbar (Data Ganj Baksh) mosque in Lahore has been attacked.

BBC News, Pakistan Data Darbar: Bomber kills eight outside Sufi shrine in Lahore "At least eight people have been killed in an explosion outside a major Sufi Muslim shrine in the Pakistani city of Lahore, officials said." Also see: Guardian, Pakistan: 10 dead after blast near Sufi shrine in Lahore "Hundreds of pilgrims were in and around the shrine when the explosion took place, early in the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. At least 24 people were injured, Ashfaq [Muhammad Ashfaq, a senior police official] said." Sindh Post, PM Imran condemns Lahore blast as death toll reaches five "Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday condemned the tragic incident of a blast outside Lahores Data Darbar and expressed his solidarity with the bereaved families of martyrs."
I vividly recall my visit to Data Darbar, and was looking at photos just the other day.

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