Another two victims of Wagah blast succumb to injuries



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14/11/04  LAHORE Another two victims of Wagah tragedy succumbed to their injuries in Lahore, mounting the death toll to 61. The deceased include a 34year-old man and 4-year-old boy Mubashar Sattar. The minor victim passed away at Services Hospital in Lahore. His father Abdul Sattar, mother Rehana and uncle Pervez had already lost their lives in the tragic incident. Other nine members of the ill-fated family are under treatment at different hospitals. In all, 61 people including women, children and security personnel were killed when a suicide-bomber blew himself up near the main gate of Wagah Border Parade Avenue on Sunday. More than 100 were injured. CCPO Lahore Amin Wains told media that evidence have been collected from the blast site and investigation is being conducted from every angle.

Sunday`s attack was the first by militants after Pakistan launched Operation Zarb-i-Azab, its military offensive against the Taliban in the north.

Banned outfits Jundullah and al Qaida-affiliate Jamaat-ul-Ahrar were the first to claim responsibility for the attack, while a third group, Mahar Mehsud, joined the assertion.