LAHORE: A blast occurred near Gaddafi stadium during the second one day international between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, leaving one police official and civilian dead, Aaj News reported.
Pervaiz Rashid, Information Minister confirmed the blast as a suicide attack. A sub-inspector embraced death as he tried to stop the suicide bomber near Kalma Chowk.
He also appreciated the role of Pakistan Broadcasters Association for keeping the news under cover as the local media claimed this blast was a result of a transformer exploding.
Abdul Majeed, Sub-inspector and Rizwan, civilian were killed in the explosion.
The forensic report will disclose details of explosion.
Police cordon off the area and started a search operation in the area, eight suspects were taken into the custody who were later transferred to different police stations for investigation.