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Lahore Bombing: Blast Outside Sufi Shrine Leaves Three Dead, Several Injured

May 08, 2019 04:03 PM IST India India

A powerful bomb exploded near security forces guarding Sufi shrine, Data Darbar. Rescuers said three people died, while police claimed the number to be five​. Rescue team leader Farooq Ahmed said an estimated 17-22 people were injured. Hundreds of pilgrims were in the area when the blast took place, police said. Sufism refers to a mystical strain of Islam that often involves reverence for local holy figures and shrine