Explosion in front of Lahore police station kills at least 8

Pakistani police officials inspect the site after a bomb explosion near the police headquarters in Lahore on February 17, 2015.

(CNN)At least eight people were killed when a suicide bomber tried to enter a police station in central Lahore on Tuesday, Pakistani police said.

Jamaat ul Ahrar, a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Initially, authorities thought the explosion was the result of a car bomb, Inspector General Ameen Vais said.
    All the victims were civilians, Haider Sharif, a police official, said.