CM Punjab was the target of the July 24 deadly suicide attack in Lahore: DG ISPR

CM Punjab was the target of the July 24 deadly suicide attack in Lahore: DG ISPR
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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif was the actual target of July 24 suicide attack near Arfa Karim IT Park in Lahore, said DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor on Monday.

At least 26 people, nine policemen among them, were killed and scores of others were wounded on 24 July when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a vegetable market near Arfa Karim IT Park in Lahore.

Banned terrorist outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed responsibility for the attack.

“The real target of the suicide attack in Lahore at the Arfa Karim IT park was Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif,” Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said, in a media briefing.

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