Lahore (Agencies): A low-intensity bomb went off at a Sufi shrine in the old quarters of this eastern Pakistani city late on Thursday night, killing at least two and injuring 25 others.

A large number of people had gathered at the 'langar' or community kitchen of the Baba Haider Saeen shrine near the historic Lahore Fort when the explosion took place. The incident triggered a stampede that injured five more, rescue workers and eyewitnesses said.

The explosive device of 1.5 kg was fixed near the shrine, said an official from bomb disposal squad. The injured were taken to Mayo and Nawaz Sharif Hospitals. The bomb disposal team swept the spot and collected evidence.

“Initially, it seemed to be a remote-controlled device. The blast left a 3-inch carter,” an official informed.
Police sources also added that the terrorists used ball bearings in the device to cause maximum casualties. Hospital sources said the condition of five of the wounded was critical. Emergency was declared in all public hospitals in the city.

The area has been cordoned off and search operation is going on.
No group claimed responsibility for the blast. The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, who considers shrines to be "un-Islamic", has aimed such places of worship across the country, including the famous Data Darbar in Lahore.