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Police in Pakistan foil suicide bombing on Shia worship place

Pakistan securitymen on alert. File Pic
Pakistan securitymen on alert. File Pic

Police in Pakistan foiled a suicide bombing on Shia worship in Karachi  by killing a woman suicide bomber and injuring her accomplice.

Karachi, Dec 18/Nationalturk – Police in Pakistan port city of Karachi foiled a suicide bombing on Shia worship place by a woman suicide bomber by shooting her dead and injuring her accomplice.

Police officials said security guards deployed outside a Shia Muslim worship place (Imambara) near Khalid bin Waleed Road in Karachi in Sindh province foiled suicide bombing by two women bombers.

‘2 explosive laden women tried to force entry’

“Two explosive-laden burqa-clad women tried to enter the Shia worship place this afternoon. However, the alert security guard grew suspicious when the two women tried to force their entry into the Imambara without undergoing security check. He fired on the two women. In the shoot-out, one of the woman was killed and another critically injured,” they said.

They said immediately after the incident, police officials and bomb disposal squad experts reached the spot and cordoned off the area.

Officials said both the women were equipped with explosives.

“The husband of the deceased woman has been taken into custody. He is being interrogated to know whether they are affiliated with any terrorist group,” they said.

It is pertinent to mention here that during recent past Shia religious places and leaders have been repeatedly targeted by terrorists in Pakistan.

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