Teen Taliban blows self up near Nawaz Sharif residence; 9 dead, 25 injured

Lahore: A teenage suicide bomber on Wednesday blew himself up near the residence of Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, killing nine people, including five policemen, police said.
According to rescue officials, the blast took place close to a check post, a few kilometers from the palatial residence of the Sharif family, and next to the congregation of the Tableeghi Jamaat centre.
Around 25 people were also injured in the attack. “Five policemen — two inspectors and three constables — are among nine persons killed in the blast. Around 14 were policemen among the 25 who were injured in the blast. The condition of four policemen is stated to be critical,” Rescue 1122 spokesman Jam Sajjad said. He said the Rescue ambulances have shifted the injured to the Sharif medical complex and other nearby hospitals. Inspector General Police, Punjab, Arif Nawaz confirmed that the blast was a suicide attack carried out by a teenage boy who blew himself up near the checkpost.