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The number of victims in Pakistan has exceeded 80 people

Число жертв теракта в Пакистане превысило 80 человекThe scene cordoned off by security personnel.

At least 82 people were injured in the blast on Monday evening in the Pakistani city of Lahore.

Earlier it was reported about 69 victims. The death toll, according to some, may be from 13 to 16 people.
The explosion occurred on Monday evening on the square Charring Cross in Lahore near the building of the legislative Assembly of Punjab. At this point, the area held a protest against changes in legislation for control over traffic drugs. In the square there were hundreds of employees of pharmaceutical companies, medical institutions and pharmacy chains, the police maintain order at the event, also at the meeting worked for the local journalists.

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Among the victims were high-ranking representatives of the city police.

As reported by Reuters, a division of the radical movement “Taliban” “Jamaat-ur-Ahrar” has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

In connection with the attack in Lahore increased security measures taken in the country’s capital Islamabad.

The scene cordoned off by security personnel.

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