RAWALPINDI: At leas 25 people including a woman and two children were injured in an explosion near the Ganj Mandi police station in Rawalpindi on Sunday, rescue officials said.
Rescue 1122 officials said that victims had been shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital, while three critically injured were provided first aid on the spot.
According to the rescue officials the explosion occurred at a filtration plant situated across the Ganj Mandi police station.
Security officials have cordoned off the area and further investigation are underway. Bomb disposal squad also reached at the site.
City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Mohammad Ahsan Younas said that it was too soon to ascertain the nature of the blast.
Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar has taken notice of a blast near Rawalpindi and ordered investigation of the incident. The chief minister has also called report from the Regional Police Officer (RPO) Rawalpindi.
He has directed the officials to ensure best possible medical facilities to the injured people.