2 martyred, 13 injured in Karachi blast near at Shiite Mosque

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Pakistan
Sunday, 18 November 2012


breaking newsTwo people were martyred and 13 others sustained injuries in a blast in the Shiite Society Abbas Town area, located on Abul Hasan Ispahani Road, Karachi on Sunday.

Following the blast, protesters from the Shia community stormed the area and The Rangers personnel opened the straight firing on the mourners at Abul Hassan Isphani Road.The security forces have cordoned off the area, while emergency has been declared in all the hospitals in the city. The injured, few of whom are in a critical condition, have been taken to the nearby Patel Hospital.
The leaders of Shiite Community condemned the failure of the Law Enforcement Agencies and demanded of the deployment of Pakistan Army to prevent the peace of Karachi during Muharram.

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Explosives were planted on a motorcycle outside a milk shop, bordering an electricity pole on the entrance of Abbas Town near to Jamia Masjid Mustafa (pbuh), where the Azadars (mourners) were busy in the congregation of Central Majlis held at Abbas Town. The bomb was intended to be placed outside the Jamia Masjid-o-imam bargah Mustafa (pbuh), but the area was blocked off to entry.
The power supply to the area located on Abul Hassan Asfahani Road was also suspended as many electricity poles and wires broke down after the blast.Source said the IED was fitted inside a motorcycle parked outside a closed milk shop near Imam Bargah. The shop was completely destroyed in the blast.

SSP Central Investigation Department, Chaudhry Aslam confirmed the bomb was an improvised explosive device (IED)."A remote control device was used to detonate the improvised explosive device", he further added.
Following the blast, protesters from the Shia community stormed the area and The Rangers personnel opened the straight firing on the mourners at Abul Hassan Isphani Road.The security forces have cordoned off the area, while emergency has been declared in all the hospitals in the city. The injured, few of whom are in a critical condition, have been taken to the nearby Patel Hospital.
The leaders of Shiite Community condemned the failure of the Law Enforcement Agencies and demanded of the deployment of Pakistan Army to prevent the peace of Karachi during Muharram.

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