Blast in Pindi near GHQ
UPDATE: 10 feared dead in Pindi hotel blast
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RAWALPINDI: A massive explosion has occurred near Shalimar Hotel behind Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel located on a Mall Road in Cantonment Area of Rawalpindi, on Monday morning, Geo news reported.
According to sources, loss of lives and the nature of blast have yet to be ascertained but sources have feared some causalities in blast.
According to preliminary information, a loud explosion, could be audible up to far and wide places, occurred at 10:40 am to target law enforcement agencies’ officials
meanwhile, security officials have cordoned off the entire area.
It may be mentioned, the GHQ is located 500 yards away
from blast site while witnesses reported to have shifted some injured people to hospital for medical treatment.
According to police sources, the blast was planted in a vehicle; meanwhile, emergency has been declared in all hospitals as some wounded people were said to be critical in condition including an army major.