Pakistan Explosion Leads to Casualties

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) - A large bomb has exploded in the eastern
Pakistani city of Lahore and an official says it has caused a large
number of casualties.

The blast mid-morning Wednesday was powerful enough to shear
walls off buildings in the main business district of Lahore.

Khoro Pervaiz, the commissioner of Lahore, cited "a large
number of casualties" though a tally was not exactly known.

Police official Mohammed Ashfaq says the many injured are being
rushed to hospital.

He says gunshots also were heard after the blast.

No more information was immediately known.

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