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Twin blasts in Lahore injure six

world Updated: Jun 26, 2010 22:30 IST

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Two low-intensity blasts rocked Lahore on Saturday evening, injuring six people, police said.

The first blast occurred in Zaitoon Plaza and the other at Yasir street, Online news agency reported. Several CDs shops located in the Zaitoon plaza were believed to be the target of the blasts because terrorists had warned them several times to close their businesses.

Terrorists had warned the local administration five minutes before triggering the blasts. The chief minister's house, the governor's house and provincial assembly building are also located on the same road.

Rescue teams and the bomb disposal squad rushed to the site and began rescue operations. Law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area and started search operations.

The blasts smashed windowpanes of nearby buildings. According to the bomb disposal squad, half a kilo of explosive material was used in the blasts.