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Three killed in blast near Sufi Shrine at Lahore in Pakistan
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Three killed in blast near Sufi Shrine at Lahore in Pakistan

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Lahore: At least three people have been killed in a blast at Lahore in Pakistan on Wednesday.

In the blast during the fasting month of Ramadan, at least 15 people were wounded. The blast occurred in a crowded area of the city near the entrance gate for female visitors to the centuries-old Data Darbar shrine, one of the largest Sufi shrines in South Asia.

The shrine has been targeted previously, in a 2010 suicide attack that killed more than 40 people, and is guarded by heavy security.Police in the eastern city confirmed that a blast had taken place but did not give a toll. PTV aired footage showing damaged vehicles and emergency personnel on the scene.