Police foils ‘suicide attack’ in Lahore

Statesman Report

LAHORE: Police on Tuesday claimed to have foiled a 'suicide attack' on a Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) station in Lahore's Burki Road area.

The attacker reportedly tried to enter the police station and opened fire on security personnel after he was challenged. In the ensuing exchange of fire, the alleged attacker was killed.

Police claim to have recovered a suicide jacket and two hand grenades from the individual's possession. Following the incident, the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) disarmed the suicide vest and the body of the alleged attacker was shifted to Mayo Hospital.

A spokesperson for the CTD said the terrorists has yet to be identified, and the matter is being investigated. "The network will be traced soon".

In a related development, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Omar Sheikh ordered Dolphin Squad personnel to ensure effective patrolling and divisional officers to monitor the security of important buildings, offices and public places by keeping a close watch on suspicious persons, vehicles with tinted windows, illegal green number plates and vehicles with blue lights. �������������������������