Bomb at Pakistan train station kills at least 3

(CBS/AP) ISLAMABAD - An explosion at a busy train station in Lahore has killed several people and left scores more injured Tuesday, Pakistani police said.

Police official Manzoor Ahemd says the bomb went off on Tuesday outside a waiting room of the railway station in the eastern city of Lahore.

"The bomb was planted in a bag which was left near one of the counters at the station. We estimate there were 6-8 kg of explosives in the bag," Aslam Tareen, a senior city police official, told Reuters.

"We're trying to investigate how the bag managed to get through despite so many scanners," he said.

GEO TV, citing police sources, reports at least three people were killed and more than 35 wounded.

Ahemd says the dead and injured were taken to hospitals. Lahore is the capital of Pakistan's eastern Punjab province.


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