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Another person died in Lhr bomb blast

16 February, 2017

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LAHORE: The death toll for Monday's bombing in Lahore rose to 14 as another victim succumbed to injuries in Ganga Ram Hospital on Wednesday.

The deceased, identified as Muhammad Riaz, was a father of two and owned a pharmaceutical company. Police handed over the body to the grieving family.

A large number of government officials and political leaders visited hospitals to inquire after the health of those injured in the bombing. On the occasion, the hospital administration ensured that they were providing the best possible medical facilities to the injured.

The injured and their loved ones said that the doctors, nurses and other staff were providing them with the best treatment.

Operations Wing Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Haider Ashraf and Civil Lines Superintendent of Police Ali Raza visited Ganga Ram Hospital and presented bouquets to the injured.

Ashraf said, "The brave officials have driven the terrorists to disappointment by giving up their own lives. The suffering of saints will never go be in vain. We will protect the lives and the property of the people at all costs. The police can't win the fight without the nation's support."

Separately, police arrested a man who allegedly helped the suicide bomber.

Sources said the accused facilitated the suicide bomber in entering Lahore via southern Punjab on Sunday.

Sources added that the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) was raiding various places to arrest those involved in the deadly bombing.

As many as 14 people, including CTO Syed Ahmad Mobin and Operations Wing SSP Zahid Gondal, were killed and around 90 people were injured after a suicide bomber targeted a protest staged by chemists on The Mall. A police official said police teams raided Afghan ghettos, guest houses, hotels, bus stands and the Railway Station.

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