KABUL: (Middle East Press) A deadly suicide attack in the outskirts of Lahore city of Pakistan late on Sunday left at least 60 people dead and over 110 others wounded.
Pakistani security officials said, a number of security employees, women and children were among those killed or injured.
The officials further added that the suicide bomber targeted a checkpoint belonging to paramilitary soldiers near the Wagah border.
The incident took place as hundreds gathered in a flag hoisting ceremony and the crowd began leaving the procession ground.
Punjab DG Rangers Maj General Tahir Javid Khan confirmed that three Ranger forces were killed and five others were gravely wounded in the attack.
Meanwhile, Lahore police chief Amin Wains also confirmed the blast.
Pakistani media agencies said, the al Qaeda affiliated insurgent group Jundullah has claimed responsibility behind the deadly attack.