At least seven people were killed and 17 others injured by a blast in Pakistan’s city of Lahore on Thursday, local security officials confirmed.
The blast took place in DHA’s Z block commercial area near scores of eateries. The explosion also damaged nearby buildings.
The security officials said that the injured people were taken to a nearby hospital in the city.
The exact cause of blast is still unknown so far.
Police have cordoned off the site and an investigation has been launched, officials said.
Meanwhile Punjab’s Law Minister Rana SanaUllah told Geo News expressed that the blast occurred inside a building which was under construction.
No group so far has claimed responsibility for the blast.