A powerful car bomb went off outside the house of Mumbai terror attack mastermind and banned Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed here on Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring over 20 others, police said.
The blast took place at a police picket outside Saeed’s residence at the BOR Society in Jauhar Town.
Inspector-General of Police (Punjab) Inam Ghani said there could have been a “major loss” had there been no police picket outside the house of the high-profile personality, referring to Saeed.
He said three people were killed in the car bomb blast while more than 20 others were injured.
“Explosive material was installed in the car. There was a police picket outside the high-value target’s house. The car could not cross the police picket,” Ghani said, describing it as “a terror” act.
The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has taken over the blast site and investigating from all aspects, he said. “The CTD will determine whether the blast was a suicide blast, if a device was used,” he added.