LAHORE: Geo News has obtained CCTV video of the Lahore suicide bomber showing him moments before the attack on Chairing Cross which claimed the lives of 13 people.
The video shows the attacker entering the protest through Masjid Shuhada Chowk approaching a group of policemen and detonating his suicide jacket at 6:10 PM.
Meanwhile, a First Investigation Report (FIR) has been registered against unknown terrorists in the Lahore blast.
Initial investigation suggests that the suicide bomber had three other accomplices. Prior to the attack, police had stopped the four suspicious men, but the suicide bomber entered Chairing Cross, where the bomb later exploded, jumping over barbed wires. His accomplices mixed into the crowd.
Appearing on Geo News programme Capital Talk following the blast, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said the attacker had been identified and his target was police personnel.
Earlier on Tuesday, funeral prayers were held for seven policemen who were martyred in the blast. Senior police officers including the Chief Traffic Officer Syed Ahmed Mobin and Senior Superintendent of Police Zahid Gondal were martyred in the incident. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana attended the funeral prayers.
The Punjab government announced a day of mourning a day after a bomb blast killed 13 people, including policemen, and injured over 60 at Chairing Cross where a protest by medical store owners was underway.