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2022 Lahore bombing
LocationLahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Date20 January 2022
1:40 pm (UTC+5)
TargetAnarkali Bazaar
Attack type
WeaponImprovised explosive device
PerpetratorBaloch Nationalist Army

On 20 January 2022, at least three people were killed and over 20 others injured by a bombing in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.[1][2][3] At 1:40 pm, a 1.5 kilogram improvised explosive device exploded on a motorcycle parked next to a pushcart outside a bank in a busy market chowk in the Anarkali area of the city.[2][3] It broke windows of nearby buildings and set fire to several parked motorcycles.[2] The spokesperson of the Baloch Nationalist Army, claimed responsibility for this attack and said that it targeted bank employees.[3] The attack was strongly condemned locally in Pakistan[4] and internationally by the United Arab Emirates,[5][6] Iran,[7] Turkey, the United States[8] and Bahrain.[9]

The attack was also strongly condemned by leaders of Baloch terrorist groups including Mehran Marri and Brahumdagh Bugti. The condemnation by them highlighted the clash between the leaders of terrorist groups aboard and by the fighters on ground.[10]

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  1. ^ Gabol, Imran (20 January 2022). "At least 3 dead, 20 injured in blast in Lahore's Anarkali area". DAWN.COM.
  2. ^ a b c "At least three killed, 23 injured in Lahore blast". www.thenews.com.pk.
  3. ^ a b c "At least two dead, dozens injured in Lahore explosion". The Express Tribune. 20 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Shehbaz, Bilawal, Fazl, others condemn Lahore blast". The News International. 22 January 2022.
  5. ^ "UAE condemns terrorist attack in Lahore". Khaleej Times. 22 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed calls Pakistan's PM Imran Khan to condemn Lahore blast". The National News. 24 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Iran condemns Lahore deadly blast". Tehran Times. 21 January 2022.
  8. ^ "US condemns lahore blast". 20 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Bahrain's crown prince calls PM Khan, condemns militant attack in Lahore". Arab News. 25 January 2022.
  10. ^ "Blast in Lahore". The Quint. 22 January 2022.