Suicide attack near Rawalpindi Imambargah; 12 dead, 36 injured

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Dawn.com

 and  | 5 hours ago

People run away after a blast in Karachi on Wednesday. – Photo by AP

ISLAMABAD: A suicide attack near an Imambargah on Misrial Road in Rawalpindi on Wednesday has left at least 12 people dead and 36 others injured, DawnNews reported.

Police officials said that a suicide bomber had tried to enter a procession near the Imambargah, where the bomber detonated the explosives after being stopped by security forces.

The injured have been taken to a nearby hospital. However, due to area being heavily populated, rescue workers were reported to be having difficulties.

The bodies of five people killed in the blast have been taken to the DHQ Hospital Rawalpindi.

The Misrial Road area was put on high alert by the authorities during the Muslim holy month of Muharram. More

 


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