Kabul, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) Two bomb blasts within hours of each other killed six people and wounded 26 Thursday in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, local police said.


According to the report, in the first incident, a street vendor was killed and eight other people standing at a bus stop were wounded when a bomb fitted to a bicycle exploded near the Minar-e-Pakistan (Tower of Pakistan) a city monument.



About 90 minutes after the first explosion, a second bomb went off in a busy commercial district of central Lahore, outside a jewellery shop, killing five and wounding 18.



Roads were blocked and traffic diverted, as police and explosives experts sifted through the debris for evidence.



Security forces were put on high alert after the attacks and police patrols stepped up in busy neighborhoods and shopping malls.



Mobin Ahmed, Lahore's security forces chief, said that it seems the same people are responsible for both attacks, but he did not say who might be behind it or their motive.



Police said time-controlled devices were used. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks.



Just hours earlier, two people were injured when two bombs exploded in the town of Kalat in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, police said.



The first bomb went off near a gas pipeline on Wednesday evening. The blast caused no casualties or damage to the pipeline, according to the police.



About 15 minutes later another low-intensity bomb shattered windows of a telephone booth and injured two passers-by.



Police also found a packet containing about one kilo of explosive near a drain in the provincial capital Quetta.