Media watch: Lahore blasts

Local and foreign media tell the story of the tragic events surrounding the Lahore attacks.

Ali Syed September 02, 2010

Media watch is a daily round-up of key articles featured on news websites, hand-picked by The Express Tribune web staff.

Mourners targeted in Lahore

“The first attacker, said to be a 19-year-old, exploded his suicide vest in the courtyard of the site amid the procession while the second bomber blew himself up at the main entrance from the backside,” police and eyewitnesses said. (

Triple blasts in Lahore, 29 killed

Eyewitnesses said that the participants had gathered outside Gamay Shah for Iftari, when a terrorist, standing on a nearby rooftop, threw a hand grenade on the crowd. The explosion killed one person and injured dozens others. The ensuing stampede spread to the procession that was stretched on the road from Data Darbar to Anarkali. The security ring created by police personnel around the procession by blocking roads then collapsed as people started running in every direction. A suicide bomber, who succeeded in penetrating to the middle of the crowd, then exploded himself. (

Mourning procession attacked

The furious mob took the amputated legs of the suicide bomber, who had blown himself up at the Bhatti Gate, to the front gate of the Government College University and vented their anger by hitting them with shoes, sticks and bricks. The angry mob, armed with clubs and sticks, besieged the Lower Mall police station and set a police truck on fire. The police fired tear-gas shells and resorted to firing into the air from the rooftop of the building to disperse the mob, which was trying to make their forced entry into the building. (

Death toll from Lahore bombings rises to 31

A large number of policemen, who were also divided into groups to counter the protesters, first acted in a defensive manner. But after the mob let off a volley of stones on the Lower Mall police station and set some motorcycles and vehicles on fire, they hit back. Riot police fired in the air to disperse the mob. (

Pakistan Raises Security After Attack

“We are a peaceful community, and we will not be weak because of such cowardly attacks,” said Shiite leader Haider Ali Mosovi, who led Thursday’s funeral prayers. (


Aftab Kenneth Wilson | 11 years ago | Reply Many moons before they were considered as very important assets so what happened now, did they bounce back but again why ??? No one is safe from their reach not even state institutions. Why are they not being dismantled??? I hope that people who are now sitting on "Takht e Lahore" will consider their policy towards their friends in arms. There are more Muslims in India than in Pakistan who are from different school of thought so why are they living peacefully side by side. Can we take some clue from them on this burning issue ??? Are we prepared to learn or take some lessons from other nations who no longer cut each others throats on certain beliefs or faiths. We the peaceful citizens are fed up hearing time and again "Ye ksi musalman ki harqat nhi ho skti" or "koi musalam ye nhi kr skta".
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