Karachi: At least one woman was killed and 15 other people, including women and children, were reportedly injured when an blast occurred outside Dar-i-Abbas Imambargah on Monday evening in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area, DawnNews reported.
The additional police surgeon at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Dr Rohina Hassan, confirmed the death of one woman in the blast.
“We received one woman brought dead and 15 injured persons,” she said. Dr Rohina further informed Dawn that more than a dozen injured have been brought to the hospital.
Sharifabad police officials said that unknown suspects riding a motorcycle threw improvised explosive device (IED) at the Imambargah, causing several injuries to persons.
The Imambargah is located in the Federal Capital area locality of the metropolis. The injured were rushed to nearby hospital, where condition of one child is considered critical.
Police officials confirmed that the target of the attack was the Imambargah located in Sharifabad. The injured include women and children who were coming out of the Imambargah after attending a majlis, they added.