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Two killed in blast in Pakistani city of Lahore - rescue service

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LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – An explosion killed two people and wounded 19 in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, a rescue service spokesman said, but it was not clear what caused the blast.
“We can confirm that it’s an explosion. Two people are dead so far,” said Jam Sajjad Hussain, spokesman for the Rescue 1122 service.
Bomb blasts by militants are common in Pakistan, especially in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, but attacks in Lahore have become less frequent recently.
Gas cylinder blasts are also common in Pakistan, where gas is used for everything from cooking to powering cars.

(Reporting by Mubasher Bukhari; writing by Drazen Jorgic; editing by Asif Shahzad)

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