Pakistan blast kills 3, wounds 14
A bomb blast in Lahore, Pakistan, is said to have killed three, wounded 14.
Pakistani police reported Wednesday that "an explosion in Lahore on Wednesday killed three people and wounded 14 others."
The Pakistani police added that it does not know yet if the blast that took place in a residential area resulted from a bomb.
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"Investigators and bomb squad officials are working to find any evidence of what exactly happened," city police chief Ghulam Mahmoud Dogar told reporters.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blast, and Islamist militant groups are trying to make a comeback after Pakistani army attacks on their sanctuaries along the Afghan border. Still, urban areas such as Lahore have been largely spared the recent violence.
Last April, an explosion occurred in the car park of the Serena Hotel in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province in Pakistan, where the Chinese ambassador was staying.