At least 12 people were injured in Lahore after a rickshaw exploded near Chauburji on Multan Road, Geo News reported on Friday.

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital with two of the twelve said to be in a critical condition. 

Bomb disposal squad officials said the rickshaw had close to two kilograms of explosive material, adding that ball bearings were also found near the crime scene.

SSP Civil Lines stated that the rickshaw driver, in his statement, said that he had picked up a ride from the city’s Sherakot area and dropped it in the Samanabad area. He added the blast took place when he had gone to use the facilities. 

Law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the area and launched an investigation into the blast.

Geo News Pakistan