April 2017 Lahore suicide bombing

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April 2017 Lahore suicide bombing
Part of the War in North-West Pakistan
LocationLahore, Pakistan
Date5 April 2017
Attack type
Suicide bombing
WeaponsExplosive belt
Deaths8 (+1 bomber)
PerpetratorsTehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan
Assailantsa suicide bomber

On 5 April 2017, a suicide bomber killed at least eight people and wounded 24 near a Pakistan Army vehicle taking part in the census in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. The injured were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) and General Hospital. Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility, saying it was carried out in revenge against security personnel.[1][2][3]

On the 8th of April, Pakistani police killed 10 Taliban gunmen in a gun battle in Lahore.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pakistan census team hit by deadly blast". BBC News. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.dawn.com/news/1325024/4-pakistan-army-soldiers-slain-in-lahore-suicide-blast-targeting-census-team
  3. ^ Pakistan blast: Lahore census team hit by suspected suicide bombing, BBC, 5 April 2017
  4. ^ Pakistani police say 10 militants killed in gun battle in Lahore, Reuters, 8 April 2017, Mubasher Bukhari