Blast outside mosque in Pakistani capital kills 2

This is the third consecutive attack on Shia mosques, locally known as Imambargahs, in Sunni-majority Pakistan in less than three weeks.

Blast outside mosque in Pakistani capital kills 2

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least two people were killed and eight others were injured in a bomb blast outside a Shia mosque in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on Wednesday, medical sources and local media said.

A spokesperson for the Pakistan Institute for Medical sciences, Dr. Ayesha Majeed, confirmed the toll.

Local television channels said that the blast could be the result of a suicide bombing, however, police said they were still investigating the nature of the explosion.

This is the third consecutive attack on Shia mosques, locally known as Imambargahs, in Sunni-majority Pakistan in less than three weeks.

Around 98 people were killed in two previous suicide attacks in southern Shikarpur city and northwestern Peshawar districts on Jan. 30, and Feb. 17, respectively.

Ambulances could be seen rushing to the site of the blast, television footage showed.

 

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