At least two people were killed and another injured when an unknown assailant opened fire at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport.

According to the police, the suspect was taken into custody by the Airport Security Forces (ASF). The firing, however, caused panic among people which led to a stampede.

“The suspect reached the airport in a taxi, while the two deceased had returned home after performing Umra,” reports quoted a police official as saying.


The incident took place at the arrival/waiting area outside the main airport building. Footage available with The Current shows the deceased man lying on the floor with two women sitting next to the body.

Heavy contingents of police reached the airport to secure the premises. The entry of vehicles at the airport was also barred as a precaution.

A debate has sparked over the ASF’s failure to stop the flow of weapons into the airport premises.

This is a developing story.