KARACHI/PESHAWAR - OUR STAFF REPORTER/Agencies - At least three people were killed and 13 others wounded in a grenade attack inside an imambargah in Landhi area of Karachi late on Thursday night. Another three people were killed in a gun-and-grenade attack on a mosque in Peshawar.
Senior Superintendent of Police Nasir Aftab told The Nation that dozens of people had congregated at Sajjadia imambargah in Majeed Colony when unidentified attackers on a motorbike tossed a hand grenade into the worship place and fled. At least sixteen people were wounded in the attack, added the official.
Rescue workers ferried the injured to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, where three of them expired during treatment.
Immediately after the incident, a massive contingent of police and rangers was deputed in the area to avert any further unwanted happening. Tension simmered in Majeed Colony, Rizvia Society, Ancholi, Jaffar Taiyar Society, Numaish and other localities.
Meanwhile, the station house officer and head moharir of Quaidabad Police Station have been placed under suspension for negligence.
Another three people were killed and 20 injured in a gun-and-grenade attack near a mosque on the outskirts of Peshawar. Police said militants attacked a security checkpost on the outskirts of Sarband.
The police chased them after which the militants managed to escape to a nearby Pirano Mosque in Achini area. He added the militants, after entering the mosque, threw four hand grenades and fired bullets which resulted in deaths and injuries.