Rawalpindi: Police foiled attempt of suicide blast in Majlis-e-Aza, One died, three injured
Pakistan Police on Thursday night foiled an attempt of suicide attack on a “Muharram Majlis” (mourning gathering) at the shrine of Saeen Buta, Imam Bargah Qasar-e-Sakina situated in Shakrial, the area bordering Islamabad and Rawalpindi at Islamabad Expressway. The suicide bomber failed to explode the suicide jacket, when police officials stopped
him and he detonated a hand grenade, which resulted in death of a six-year old girl while three people including a policeman were injured.
According to Shiite news correspondent, Senior Superintendent of Police (operations), Islamabad, Tahir Alam informed the media that the suicide bomber attempt to blew him up when the police asked him to stop. He failed to explode the jacket, but detonated a hand grenade, adding that a six-year-old girl, Urooj, died in the blast while a police official and two civilian including one woman and little girl were injured. He said that the suicide jacket was safely defused.
“A teenaged boy, face covered with white scarf, reached at the gate of the shrine of Saeen Buta, Imam Bargah Qasar-e-Sakina situated in Shakrial, where a congregation to commemorate the sacrifices of Imam Hussain (AS) and progeny of Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was underway and a large number of mourners (Azadarâ€™s) were busy in mourning,” said an eye witness.
He said that the police official on security duty stopped the suspect, whose faced was covered. The police official, Ittefaq, tried to arrest the bomber who failed to blow him, but he detonated a hand grenade. The grenade blasted in his own hand and he died on the spot while a six-year-old girl, Urooj, also died in the grenade blast, the eye witness said.
However, Shia Ulema and Organizations, Majlis-e-wahdat Muslimeen,(MWM) Jaffaria Allaince Pakistan,(JAP) Imamia Students Organaization Pakistan,(ISO) Imamia Organization Pakistan,(IO) and Markazi Tanzeem-e-Aza, strongly condemn the suicide blast at Imam Bargah Qasr-e-Sakina(SA) Shakryal, and asked the government to arrest the main culprits involved in the attempt of suicide blast.