Attack on Karachi imambargah foiled

Published December 18, 2013
Security and rescue teams reached  the site of incident and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway.
 — File Photo
Security and rescue teams reached the site of incident and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway. — File Photo

KARACHI: Security guards deputed at an imambargah near Karachi's Khalid bin Waleed Road foiled an attack as two explosive-laden women tried to enter the place of worship on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

One of the women was shot dead whereas the other was critically injured as the guards opened fire as when the burqa-clad women tried to force their way inside.

Security and rescue teams reached the site of incident and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway.

Police officials later confirmed that both women were equipped with explosives.

Moreover, the husband of the explosive-laden women who was killed was taken into custody by authorities.

The body and the injured woman were shifted to a hospital where sources said both were related.

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