Dozens injured in shrine blast near Islamabad

The bomb, weighing 4kgs, was planted under the seat of the caretaker of the shrine.


Our Correspondent June 20, 2014
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.

COMMENTS (6)

Haider | 8 years ago | Reply

@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.

Haiwaan | 8 years ago | Reply @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.
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