Police and security officers cordon off the area of a deadly bombing, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Pakistani police say a large bomb has struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore, killing many people and wounding others. A local police official said the blast occurred when a man on a motorcycle rammed into the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, who were protesting new amendments to a law governing drug sales. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)
Police and security officers cordon off the area of a deadly bombing, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Pakistani police say a large bomb has struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore, killing many people and wounding others. A local police official said the blast occurred when a man on a motorcycle rammed into the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, who were protesting new amendments to a law governing drug sales. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry) AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry

13 die in Pakistan suicide attack

AN EXPLOSION killed at least 13 people and wounded nearly 60 in a suicide bomb attack in Lahore, Pakistan on Monday. The blast struck a crowd of hundreds of pharmacists demonstrating against new amendments to drug sales, as well as killing five police officers who were accompanying the peaceful protest. "We just couldn't understand what happened,” Tufail Nabi told local Geo News TV. "It was as if some big building collapsed,” he said. Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack.


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