A powerful blast rattled an imambargah in a densely populated area of Rawalpindi, killing at least eight people and injuring at least 16 others. An Eid Miladun Nabi (PBUH) congregation was being observed at the imambargah at the time of the blast.

A person mourns over the death of his family member. — AP
A person mourns over the death of his family member. — AP
A man asks people to stay away from the site where the bomb exploded.— Reuters
A man asks people to stay away from the site where the bomb exploded.— Reuters
Security officials and local residents gather at the site. — AP
Security officials and local residents gather at the site. — AP
People mourn over the death of their relatives. — AP
People mourn over the death of their relatives. — AP
A woman reacts after seeing her relative at a hospital, who was wounded in an attack in Rawalpindi. — Reuters
A woman reacts after seeing her relative at a hospital, who was wounded in an attack in Rawalpindi. — Reuters
A boy looks out from the window of his house located near the blast site. — AP
A boy looks out from the window of his house located near the blast site. — AP
People mourn outside the site of a blast in Rawalpindi. — AFP
People mourn outside the site of a blast in Rawalpindi. — AFP
People burn wood outside a hospital where victims were being treated after a blast in Rawalpindi. — AFP
People burn wood outside a hospital where victims were being treated after a blast in Rawalpindi. — AFP
Security forces near the blast site. — AFP
Security forces near the blast site. — AFP
A  police officer and local residents gather next to a damage motorcycle. — AP
A police officer and local residents gather next to a damage motorcycle. — AP
An injured policeman rests in hospital after treatment. — AFP
An injured policeman rests in hospital after treatment. — AFP
Coffins of victims are carried after funeral in Rawalpindi. — AFP
Coffins of victims are carried after funeral in Rawalpindi. — AFP

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Syed Ahmed
Jan 10, 2015 09:44pm

As long as the political bosses are heavily guarded and safe their interest lies elsewhere - friendship with India, development of roads and highways, building of Metro, selling Pakistan's assets that fetch them fat kickbacks.

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Cynical
Jan 11, 2015 01:58am

May God bless these martyrs and help my nation in fight against these religious extremists , who are the biggest enemies of Islam. I can't imagine how sad my prophet Mohammed ( PBUH) would be, he taught peace to the world and these evil people are exploiting my dear prophet and my merciful God.

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S.Malik
Jan 11, 2015 02:57am

Sad again

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Gfellow
Jan 11, 2015 07:31pm

Sad and tearful.

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Salman Khan
Jan 12, 2015 07:48am

Please stop this nonsense killing of Shias. They are equally Muslims like Sunnis.

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B R chawla
Jan 12, 2015 09:18am

Heart rending vales of the relatives should be heard by the power Hungary politicians who have bread these monsters of death and destruction. May god grant the souls of the dead a place in heaven and solace to the aggrieved. When shall Pakistan learn that their policy of breading the devils shall always boomerang.

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Rehman
Jan 12, 2015 09:45am

As sad as this incident is, please do not make any comparisons with Peshawer, it is a planet away from what happened in Peshawer.

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thats me
Jan 12, 2015 11:56am

@Salman Khan Shias are being butchered in Gaza strip is a known crime, but this systematic terrorizing& killing of Shias elsewhere is more shameful

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naka Paka
Jan 13, 2015 04:16am

The Sun rises in the East and you can wish to rise in the West .. all you want but it will always rise in the East.

Pakistan... look within your self and you will have the answer to Peace and prosperity.. Look Inside your self..

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Chanakya
Jan 13, 2015 11:30am

Really a sad event coming just a few days after the terrible happening at Pesawar.Countrywide search should be undertaken to confiscate hidden Arms and explosive materials.

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Francis
Jan 13, 2015 12:19pm

I don't see an end to all of this in Pakistan. The reason being are the corrupt Paki politicians and also the dead public. 15 people died in Paris, France and they had 3.5 million people on the road with leaders from 44 nations. Compare this to Pakistan where 130-140 kids got murdered recently and no one came out screaming for them. This is what I call a dead nation, who cares only when one of their own dies otherwise nobody cares!

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Ali murtazaa
Jan 13, 2015 01:04pm

it is black day .

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anna
Jan 13, 2015 06:53pm

what a country???

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truth
Jan 14, 2015 04:23am

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, believes India is safe for the Muslim community, and the degree of security can be a ray of hope for the persecuted Shia community in Pakistan.

“Pakistan is a Muslim country but Shias are not safe there. But Muslims are safe in India. The Shia community should come to India and (be) safe,” he said on Tuesday at a programme organised by the Presidency University in Kolkata. The Tibetan spiritual leader added that Indian Muslims can offer lessons in Sunni-Shia harmony as the Shias are safe in India.

State education minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Partha Chatterjee was left shocked when the Dalai Lama remarked that he is a ‘Marxist’. “I am a Marxist and still a Marxist (sic),” he said. “Many Marxist leaders are now capitalists in their thinking. It depends on their motivation, thinking and a wider perspective.”

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Sharath Chandra
Jan 14, 2015 09:30am

Still there are good terrorists !

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