Dozens injured in shrine blast near Islamabad

Published: June 21, 2014
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Over 200 devotees were at the shrine when the bomb went off. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Over 200 devotees were at the shrine when the bomb went off. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: A low-intensity bomb ripped through a shrine on the outskirts of the federal capital Friday night, leaving dozens of devotees injured.      

According to the police, the explosion took place at Banga Sarkar shrine in the Pindorian area, 20km east of Islamabad. The bomb, weighing 4kgs, was planted under the seat of the caretaker of the shrine.

Of the injured, 35 were shifted to PIMS and 9 to the Polyclinic Hospital, where a state of emergency has been declared. Seven of the injured are said to be in a critical condition. Over 200 devotees were at the shrine when the bomb went off.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2014.

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  • Jibran
    Jun 21, 2014 - 3:16AM

    Ch. Nisar is taking good care of the Pakistanis, just like his buddy in Punjab.

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  • Shuaib
    Jun 21, 2014 - 4:05AM

    Well TTP, you have just made our resolve to rid the country of your kind that much stronger. May Allah forgive and grant all the victims of this cowardly act carried out by fanatics – janat and their families peace through these incredibly difficult times.

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  • FedUp Pakistani
    Jun 21, 2014 - 5:17AM

    I am sick of these shrines and devotees. Is this what Islam teaches us? We have not abandoned smallest amount of kufr. No wonder the nation is becoming worse every day.

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  • a
    Jun 21, 2014 - 8:11AM

    @FedUp Pakistani:
    im sorry? i was expecting words of sympathy for the injured, but apparently E.T has been invaded by keyboard taliban. Shame on you!

    E.T please publish

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  • Haiwaan
    Jun 21, 2014 - 10:11AM

    @fedup Pakistani if your fedup then get rid of them that’s what your brothers in crime taleban are doing. Go join them and blow yourself up.Recommend

  • Haider
    Jun 21, 2014 - 10:50PM

    @FedUp Pakistani:
    visiting shrines is not kufr. Islam had spread in our land because of these saints. visiting their shrines, and paying homage to them is not sin in Islam. RESPECT AWLIYAH, it’s been said in the HOLY QUR’AN, these are Walis, friends of ALLAH, just sad this how much you disrespect them… when Sufism was in Pakistan it was growing, now we have Wahhabism, Tableeghi Jamaat and what not…and btw I rather have people being peaceful at a shrine than blowing themselves in the name of Islam

    MAY ALLAH GRANT THE DISEASE AND INJURIED JANNAT AL FIRDOUS AND SABR AND MAY HE PUT THOSE WHO SPREAD EVIL AND KILL IN THE HELLFIRE. AMEEN SUMA AMEEN.

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