Pakistan explosion

Police cordon off the area of explosion in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.

A Pakistani provincial minister says an explosion has killed at least eight people in the eastern city of Lahore.

The violence is the latest in a string of brazen suicide bombings and other attacks over the past two weeks that have killed over 125 people.

The attacks have been claimed by an array of militant groups, including the Islamic State group and a splinter Taliban faction, and have prompted a countrywide crackdown on militants.

(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)