Speaking to the media at the site of the blast, Punjab IG Inam Ghani confirmed that it was a bomb blast. “A bomb planted in a car went off. It cannot reach its target due to police barriers,” he said. “The police were the target of the bomb blast.”
The provincial police chief said ball-bearings driven by the blast hit the injured, adding the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has previously traced such case and will also investigate this incident thoroughly.