February 23, 2017 / 7:21 AM / 6 months ago

Blast in Pakistan's Lahore kills at least one, rescue official says

LAHORE, Pakistan, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A blast at a market in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore killed at least one person on Thursday and wounded eight, a rescue official told Reuters.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear.

Initial reports on Pakistani television channel Geo News said a generator had exploded but reports at the scene speculated that a bomb had gone off, based on the extent of the damage.

Pakistan has been struck by a wave of terrorist attacks in recent weeks, killing at least 130 people across the country and leaving hundreds wounded. (Reporting by Mubashir Bukhari; Writing by Saad Sayeed; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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