At least three people lost their lives in an explosion outside Data Darbar in Lahore, media reported on Tuesday.

According to the Edhi Information Bureau Lahore, at least three people have lost their lives in the explosion while the police say that a number of others have been injured in the explosion.

Initial reports suggest that a police vehicle was the target of the explosion. However, the nature of the explosion has yet to be ascertained.

A rescue operation is currently underway in the area while a heavy contingent of the police has been deployed there. DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Ahmed Khan is on his way to the hospital to visit the injured.