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Blast rocks Pakistani city of Lahore

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An explosion close to a park in the Pakistani city of Lahore has killed at least three people and injured at least 20, media reports say.

The blast was in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal park area, where many people had gathered on Sunday evening.

Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper said the cause of the blast had not been confirmed.

Emergency services are at the scene and a number of people have been taken to local hospitals, media said.

Pakistan’s Geo TV has put the death toll higher, at 10, with 30 hurt, but this has not been independently confirmed.

It said the explosion took place in a parking area of the park.

Punjab is Pakistan’s largest and wealthiest province.

The country has suffered regular incidents of Taliban-related violence, sectarian strife and criminal gang activity.

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