LAHORE - The death from the Raiwind suicide blast swelled to 12 on Monday when another victim succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Lahore.

Police sources said the deceased identified as Abdul Razzaq was admitted to a hospital in Lahore where he expired on Monday.

Seven policemen were among 12 people who died when a suicide bomber targeted police check-post set up on the Raiwind road to guard a major religious gathering nearby. Tens of thousands of people were attending the week-long preaching congregation when the suicide blast, claimed by Pakistani Taliban, ripped through the checkpoint. An officer said the bomber had targeted the police.

Two sub-inspector rank officers, four Head Constables and one Constable were among the dead. On the other hand, a high-powered joint investigation comprising police officers and intelligence operatives have launched probe into the deadliest blast of this year in Lahore.