Deadly explosion in Lahore caused by gas leakage, not bomb: Pak govt minister
Pakistani minister Rana Sanaullah’s statement on Friday countered that of the Counter-Terrorism Department, which said on Thursday that a bomb caused the explosion.world Updated: Feb 24, 2017 15:12 IST
A Pakistani government minister said on Friday that investigators have concluded that a deadly explosion the previous day in the city of Lahore was caused by a gas leak from a cooking cylinder, not a bomb.
According to Rana Sanaullah, experts found no traces of explosives at the scene of the blast in a restaurant in the eastern Pakistani city.
His statement on Friday countered that of the Counter-Terrorism Department, which said on Thursday that a bomb caused the explosion.
He said the explosion was obviously an “accident” and is in no way linked to a string of militant attacks that have killed more than 125 people over the past two weeks across Pakistan.
First Published: Feb 24, 2017 15:10 IST