powerful car bomb went off outside Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed’s house on Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, police said.
According to the Dawn newspaper, it was not immediately clear what caused the blast.
“So far we have not been able to determine whether a gas pipeline burst or whether it was a cylinder. But we have shifted four people to the hospital and more injured are expected,” a spokesperson for the emergency rescue team said.
A Dawn correspondent who was present at the scene after the blast said the windows and walls of Saeed’s house had been damaged from the impact.
Ghani said officials were currently assessing the damage, adding that nothing could compensate for the lives lost. He assured citizens that the perpetrators would be held responsible.
“The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has taken over [the investigation]. The CTD will determine whether it was a suicide blast or if a device was used,” he said.