Blast outside Gaddafi stadium in Lahore


Lahore:Two policemen on duty for the second one-dayer between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the heavily-guarded Gaddafi stadium suffered injuries due to a transformer blast.Geo News channel reported that two blasts took place after power transformers close to the stadium exploded.

“An auto rickshaw and three motorcycles were damaged in the blasts and two policemen were slightly injured,” a witness said.”Senior police officials have said the blasts happened a distance away from the stadium near Kalma Chowk,” he said.The day and night match continued uninterrupted even after the blasts. The blast was an attempt of a suicide attack, reports Pakistan media.

The Pakistan Cricket Board and the Punjab government have made elaborate security arrangements for the touring Zimbabwe team with hundreds of policemen, intelligence officers and commandos on duty at the Gaddafi stadium as part of the security cordon. After the incident, the Zimbabwe cricket board might pull out of the tour, according to the sources.