2 Sep 2010

Bomb attacks kill 25 in religious procession

9:46 am on 2 September 2010

The death toll from three bomb attacks in the Pakistani city of Lahore has reached at least 25, with more than 170 wounded.

The bombs exploded during a Shi'ite religious procession. Thousands of Shi'ite Muslims had taken to the streets of Lahore for the occasion.

Officials say that at least one of the attacks was a suicide bombing.

Lahore has been the scene of sectarian violence between Sunni and Shi'ites in recent months.There had been a lull, however, since Pakistan was hit by devastating floods.

The attacks came after two days of government air raids on militant strongholds in the northwest region.