July 1st, 2010
03:07 PM ET

Dozens killed in Pakistan suicide explosions

[Updated 4:24 p.m.] Three explosions erupted Thursday in Lahore, Pakistan, killing 35 people and wounding 175, the commissioner of Lahore told CNN.

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Three explosions erupted Thursday in Lahore, Pakistan, killing 18 people and injuring 45, a senior government official in Lahore told CNN.

Sajjad Ghutta, Lahore district coordinator, said two of the explosions were the work of suicide bombers and the third came from an unknown source.

The explosions occurred at the Data Darbar shrine complex, officials said.

- CNN's Nasir Habib, Thomas Evans and Journalist Fayyaz Addrees contributed to this story.

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  1. Mohammad A Dar

    Sounds like a communal conflict having nothing to do with war In Afghanistan.

    July 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nancy

    Sound like indians did it

    July 1, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • diablo

      Indians have never performed acts of terrorrism in pakistan..... Are you saying this with any information at all or are you just being dumb?

      July 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fawad

      @ diablo.

      Barhamadas Bugti is the leader of BLA. They want to destroy Pakistan by creating their own little Balochistan. Its like the White Christian militia wants to create their own seperate "free Land". BLA is surely a Terrorits organization who has bombed and killed people in name of liberation. They are suppored by India.

      India was caught in Bangladesh, in Burama, pretty much all of its neighbours involved in anti state activities or in other words Terrorism. What have you been smoking? I would like to have that.. 🙂

      July 1, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      diablo ... WHAT ??? You mean to say "NEVER"... or you a real dumb or just acting like? There were several indian arrested in Pakistan with red handed (explosive materials), in past they have committed hundreds of such terrorist activities inside Pakistan, bombing in Lahore, Karachi, Hyderabad etc. And they are still in Pakistani Jails. Wake up dude, its 4:00 PM now you are still in booze.

      July 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony L

      Hey Diablo, how can you make a statement that "Indians have never performed acts of terrorrism in pakistan". How do you know that? You believe all Indians are angels? Indians have more sophisticated intelligence agencies that are more capable of not only terrorism but toppling governments in other nations starting wars and creating political trouble in neighboring countries. You must be very naive. How do you think East Pakistan and West Pakistan got split? This was a Indian plan and creation. Don't under estimate Indians dirty politics and crimes.

      July 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trends

      @diablo: Have you heard of Kashmir Singh, the Indian guy was released after 35 years sentence. And another guy still in Pakistani Jails. He was found guilty of bomb blast in Faisal Abad. Both were RAW agents. Pakistan released Kashmir Singh on Humanitarian bases. After reaching India he accepted that he was RAW agent.
      And you still say India never support terrorism. You are extremely naive or super dumb.

      July 1, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim

    I agree.. Indians have a leverage in pakistani political mess. Let the both country destroy each other. We dont need more brownie here.

    July 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • diablo

      This is exactly what an uneducated white trash red neck would say.... White power! (Oh wait you guys are originally immigrants too...LOL)

      July 1, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fawad

      You just insulted the uneducated White trash by comparing them with this retard...!

      July 1, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Trends

      @diablo: Have you heard of Kashmir Singh, the Indian guy was released after 35 years sentence. And another guy still in Pakistani Jails. He was found guilty of bomb blast in Faisal Abad. Both were RAW agents. Pakistan released Kashmir Singh on Humanitarian bases. After reaching India he accepted that he was RAW agent.
      And you still say India never support terrorism. You are extremely naive or super dumb.

      July 1, 2010 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Fawad

    No Mohammad A Dar, its the wahabi/salafi attack on Shrine. The difference is these animals dont care about life and property of anyone. What Data Darbar for him when they have already attacked the Shrine of Ali bin Abi Talib in Kufa? What bothers me is that they have left their own countries and have come to ours to attack us. Their families, uncles, aunts, cousins, brothers, sisters are living in peace but they have make our families unsafe and unsecure.

    May be we Pakistanis should learn from Arabs how to deal with Arabs. Even if they burp loud in Egypt their entire clans would dissappear so why not we start doing the same to them. They recent day arabs are nothing but trouble and filth with wahabi/salafi ideology of hate and murder for everyone else on planet but themselves...!

    July 1, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raja

      Fawad stop this nonsense, there is no wahabi, no brelvi, no Balochi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pushtoon thing, what the hell you are trying to do here, peoples like you make such type of mess (racist). Please Please Please don’t do that for God sake stop it. We all are Pakistani Brothers. Please clean your heart ...

      July 1, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Syed

    I totally agree with Fawad. It is a barbaric coward attack by WAHABIS of Saudi Arabia who make cash payments to the family of the suicide attacker. Two reason why they like to take over Pakistan – Generally people are ignorant and illeterate and literally love Saudi Arabia and its rulers since both the important shirnes/places of Islam are being controlled by this cowardly country of Arabia, therefroe easily accessable to be conqered. Second is obviously the Nukes Pakistan posses. For educated readers, please study the books written by western writers as to how the Saud family has initially conquered the Arabian penensula with hundreds of thousand killed, mosques burned, holy book was destroyed. WAHABI'S are not human they are brutel and terrorist!

    July 1, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raja

      Syed please man it's not a brelvi conference where you are giving such comments, it's world forum be a man and be a Pakistani and stop spreading hatred PLEASE.

      July 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Amazed

    It never ceases to amaze me how people can just go blow themselves up in an effort to kill others. Just plain stupid and accomplishes nothing. Too bad we can't just let them blow themselves up without killing innocent people also. That would be ideal once they all killed themselves. morons.

    July 1, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Micheal

    What u guys drunk? India is supporting Talibans in northern Pakistan so they can go on a civil war.

    July 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. diablo

    @Fawad: The BLA issue and India's support is a really perplexing one. A myriad of reports show that India was not involved but some people still believe it is. I'm not saying that India did not support. But as a news reader there's no hard evidence. Oh and maybe we should remind some people here that there are brown people from other nations too.

    July 1, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Raja

    It's just act of anti Pakistani and anti Muslims elements and they are trying to spread hatred and want to see more bloodshed in Pakistan. But we Pakistani are united and Insha Allah they will be failed. Amen

    July 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. StarofDavid

    Those who kill innocent people should be dealt with without any mercy who ever they may be. There are no justifications. None.

    July 2, 2010 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. Luketer

    What happened to Allah ?

    July 2, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. John Peabody

    My take is that the Army is paving the way for a take-over in Pakistan. I’ll give them another 6 months at best.

    All the people who are involved in violence in Pakistan are those who were bred, trained and nurtured by the Army to undertake terror activities in Kashmir.

    Has the Army lost control over their own creation. Certainly not!

    They are putting them to much better use!

    To create anarchy to enable them to justify the takeover!

    July 4, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |