LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif was the actual target of July 4 suicide attack near Arfa Karim IT Park in Lahore., DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said.
At least 26 people, nine of them policemen, were killed and scores of others wounded on 24 July when a suicide bomber blew himself up atn a vegetable market near Arfa Karim IT Park in Lahore.
Banned terrorist outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed responsibility for the attack.
“The real target of the suicide attack in Lahore at the Arfa Karim IT park was Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif,” Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said, in a media briefing.
“According to our investigation, terrorists wanted to target Chief Minister of Punjab and after failing to do so, they targeted the police,” he said.