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Pakistan mourns 13 killed in Lahore suicide bombing

  • Pakistani volunteers rush injured people to ambulances following a deadly bombing, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Pakistani police say a large bomb has struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore, killing many people and wounding others. A local police official said the blast occurred when a man on a motorcycle rammed into the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, who were protesting new amendments to a law governing drug sales. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)

    Pakistani volunteers rush injured people to ambulances following a deadly bombing, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Pakistani police say a large bomb has struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore, killing many people and wounding others. A local police official said the blast occurred when a man on a motorcycle rammed into the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, who were protesting new amendments to a law governing drug sales. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani volunteers help injured people to ambulances following a deadly bombing, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Pakistani police say a large bomb has struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore, killing many people and wounding others. A local police official said the blast occurred when a man on a motorcycle rammed into the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, who were protesting new amendments to a law governing drug sales. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)

    Pakistani volunteers help injured people to ambulances following a deadly bombing, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Pakistani police say a large bomb has struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore, killing many people and wounding others. A local police official said the blast occurred when a man on a motorcycle rammed into the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, who were protesting new amendments to a law governing drug sales. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police and security officers cordon off the area of a deadly bombing, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Pakistani police say a large bomb has struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore, killing and wounding many people. A local police official said the blast occurred when a man on a motorcycle rammed into the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, who were protesting new amendments to a law governing drug sales. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)

    Police and security officers cordon off the area of a deadly bombing, in Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. Pakistani police say a large bomb has struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore, killing and wounding many people. A local police official said the blast occurred when a man on a motorcycle rammed into the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, who were protesting new amendments to a law governing drug sales. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudhry)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistani police say businesses are closed across much of the Punjab province in mourning for 13 people killed in a suicide bombing claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction.

Police officer Nazar Hayat says shops were closed Tuesday, a day after the attack in the provincial capital, Lahore. The bomber targeted police escorting a rally by pharmacists protesting amendments to a law on drug pricing.

The dead included six police officers. Nearly 60 people were wounded. The attack was claimed by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, which said it was revenge for Pakistani military operations against militants in tribal regions near the Afghan border.