|A police officer examines the blast site in eastern Pakistan's Lahore on August 1, 2012. At least 23 people were injured when two blasts hit a fruit market in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday night, reported local media. (Xinhua/Sajjad)
ISLAMABAD, August 1 (Xinhua) -- At least 23 people were injured when two blasts hit a fruit market in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday night, reported local media.
Local Urdu TV channel Geo quoted police as saying that the blasts took place at about 10:00 p.m. at a fruit market in the Badami Bagh area of Lahore, the largest city in eastern Pakistan, which is close to Indian border.
According to local media reports, one bomb was planted under a fruit cart inside the market while another was planted insider a car nearby the entrance of the market. Both bombs were detonated simultaneously through a remote controlled device, said police.
Police and rescue team rushed to the site shortly after the blasts were reported.
All the injured people have been shifted to Meo Hospital in the city and hospital sources said that at least five out of the injured were in critical condition.
High alert has been declared in the nearby places following the twin blast.
So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.