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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

[mukto-mona] Fwd: Ferozepur Road bomb attack leaves at least 26 dead! Ferozepur Road bomb attack leaves at least 26 dead! Many victims share their tales of anguish!

Lahore: Ferozepur Road bomb attack leaves at least 26 dead!


A motorcycle bomb attack at Kot Lakhpat, Lahore at 4.30pm (12.30 pm GMT) today has killed at least 26 people. The blast has left a further 54 people injured after the bomb exploded near a police station within a major market.

Senior police officer Haider Ashraf gave a press statement today in which he said that 'a suicide bomber on a motorcycle targeted officers guarding a demolition site at Kot Lakhpat's vegetable market'.

Many policemen are counted among the wounded after the powerful blast tore through people along Ferozepur Road, a main thoroughfare that traverses through Lahore.

Local hospitals have been put on alert after the government declared a state of emergency.

The bomb exploded in one of the most secure parts of the city, in fact Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif's office is only a few hundred metres away from the detonation site.

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Latest update on Ferozepur bomb attack: Families visited

Mehwish Bhatti lead officer for the British Pakistani Christian Association has been meeting victims of the recent bomb attack on Ferozepur Road in Lahore. During her many visits she has been sharing condolences with families of those who have been killed and injured from amongst the Christian victims. She will be visiting Muslim victims in hospital from today and will be providing counselling and prayers for any who wish to receive it.

Saul Samuel (RIP)

The first family Mehwish met was the family of Saul Samuel (11 yrs). Saul was in the vegetable market area at, Kot Lakhpat, Lahore waiting for a rickshaw. Saul was going to travel to his father Samuel Masih at Liberty Market where they sell small toys and drinks every day. He dedicated a few hours after school every day so that he could help his father earn money to support the family.

When the incendiary device exploded at 3.30pm on Monday 24th July 201, Saul was amongst those nearest to the blast and is believed to have died instantly from the force of explosion. His family only realised he was killed after the young boy so close to his teens, failed to arrive at work. After hearing about the explosion family members rushed to the scene of the bomb attack and found young Sam dead.

Saul was a regular church attendee at Full Gospel Assembly Church in Bahar Colony, Lahore. His father tells us that in recent months he was developing a great passion for scripture and even expressed a desire to be baptised.

Mehwish, has met the family and has been providing biblically-based trauma counseling. The family are extremely traumatised and Mehwish has agreed to meet regularly with the family whilst in Lahore this month. BPCA would

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