3 killed, 18 injured in Pakistan blast
Three persons were killed and 18 others injured when a bomb went off outside a Shia prayer hall in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan today, police and witnesses said.
Islamabad: Three persons were killed and 18 others injured when a bomb went off outside a Shia prayer hall in Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan today, police and witnesses said.
The blast occurred outside an 'imambargah' at Imamia Colony in Peshawar this evening. Police officials said the bomb, attached to a motorcycle parked in the area, was detonated by remote control.
Three persons were killed by the blast, officials said. Footage on television showed the injured, including young boys and old men, being rushed into a nearby hospital.
Security forces cordoned off the site of the blast and prevented people from approaching the area.
The bomb contained an estimated four kilogrammes of explosives, police officials said.
The blast blew out the windows of several buildings and caused panic in the area. No group claimed responsibility for the incident, the latest in a string of attacks targeting the minority Shia sect.
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