Lahore: A bomb has exploded outside a police building in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.

Many people are feared feared dead and score injured. Police official Mohammed Ashfaq said the blast destroyed several vehicles, and the injured – around 20 in number – were being transferred to hospitals.

Gunshots were also heard after the blast. No more information was immediately available.TV channels reported the blast took place on the Mall Road, 200 metres away from the Punjab provincial assembly, close to the ISI office.

The emergency ward at Ganga Ram Hospital has been partially damaged in the blast. Efforts are on to evacuate children from a nearby school