Pakistan: Bomb attacks kills five at Shi’ite meeting hall

Officials stand outside the Imambargah where the blast took place.

RAWALPINDI: Five people, including a policeman, were killed and 13 others were injured in a bomb blast outside an Imambargah [Shi’ite meeting hall] in Chittian Hattian area of Rawalpindi on Friday evening, the acting City Police Officer Haroon Joya told The Express Tribune.

According to initial reports, the blast took place outside Imambargah Aun Mohammad Rizvi in Chittian Hattian where a congregation was being held. The blast caused extensive damage to houses surrounding the Imambargah.

Express News correspondent Fahim Akhtar said that three to four ambulances had reached the area where the blast took place to evacuate the injured and dead. The victims had to be wheeled out on carts from the narrow lanes where the Imambargah is located…

 

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