Pakistani police foils suicide bombers outside Shiite mosque / Photos

At least 13 people, including five cops, were injured as police foiled two separate suicide attack during Eid prayers at Shiite mosque in Shikarpur's Khanpur tehsil on Monday, Dawn news reported.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - At least 13 people, including five cops, were injured as police foiled two separate suicide attack during Eid prayers at Shiite mosque in Shikarpur's Khanpur tehsil on Monday, Dawn news reported.

Pakistani police say they foiled a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan, where an attacker blew himself up as guards stopped him for a search.

Three police officers were wounded in the explosion in Shikarpur district on Tuesday.

Police officer Bahardin Kerio says the attack happened during prayers for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. He says a second attacker, a would-be suicide bomber, was shot and wounded at the scene, after which the officers arrested him, according to AP news.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

He added that there were hundreds of worshippers inside the imambargah at the time.

Those injured in the blast have been admitted to hospitals in Shikarpur for treatment.

In June last year, a suicide attack at a Shiite mosque in Shikarpur killed 59 people.





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He added that there were hundreds of worshippers inside the imambargah at the time.

Those injured in the blast have been admitted to hospitals in Shikarpur for treatment.


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