LAHORE: The death toll in Raiwind suicide blast has reached 11 as another victim has succumbed to injuries today (Friday).

According to details, injured Ramzan was under treatment at a local hospital in Lahore when he died.

On the other hand, security personnel have started hunt for the suspects after completing geo-fencing of the area and short listing of the suspicious calls. The samples have also been sent to forensic laboratory. 

Earlier on Wednesday, a suicide blast claimed nine lives and left over 20 woundedas the attacker targeted a police picket ahead of a religious congregation underway in Raiwind area.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Operations Wing, Dr Haider Ashraf said that police were target of the attack and two sub-inspectors and three constables embraced martyrdom among nine persons.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and Station House Officer (SHO) were among four police who were wounded along with the locals. The injured were shifted to Jinnah Hospital and Tehsil Headquarters Hospital (THQ) in Raiwind.

The attack has come when Lahore is days away from hosting two play-off matches of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018, cricket-loving nation s indigenous cricket league that is presently underway in Dubai and Sharjah.

Last year in February, a suicide attack on Mall Road of Lahore claimed as many as 14 lives including a celebrated police officer, weeks ahead of the final match of PSL that was played in Qaddafi Stadium.

A spokesman for Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Tehrik-i-Taliban had telephoned Reuters and claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack.