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Six dead in suicide blast at Rawalpindi Imambargah

RAWALPINDI: At least six people lost their lives and over 10 injured in a suicide blast at Imambargah in Ralwapindi, ARY News reported Friday.

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According to eye witnesses, explosion was so powerful as it destroyed the surrounding shops and vehicles at the spot.

The explosion took place near an Imambargah in Chattiya Battiya, a residential neighbourhood of Rawalpindi.

Police said Mehfil-e-Milaad was under way at the Imambargah when the blast took place. More than hundred persons including women and children were present in a Milaad.

The locals started the rescue work and started shifting the injured to District Headquarter Hospital Rawalpindi.

Police later claimed that it was not a suicide attack but the bomb was planted near the place of worship.

Condemnations and Mourning

PTI chief Imran Khan, JI chief Sirajul Haq, PAT chief Tahir-ul-Qadri, MQM chief Altaf Hussain and other political leaders condemned the attack while religious organisations namely “Tahaffuz-e-Azadari Council” and “Sunni Alliance Council” have announced a 3 day mourning over the deadly attack.

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