ISLAMABAD - A woman stabbed her three children to death and attempted to commit suicide after having a brawl with her husband in the capital, informed sources on Thursday.

The incident took place in the jurisdiction of Shehzad Town police station, they added. The bodies of children and the injured woman were moved to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) where they have been identified as Ayan (7), Muskan (4) and Noor (3). The killer woman was identified as Zeba Bibi. According to sources, a brawl occurred between Zeba Bibi and her husband Abdullah at their home located in Shehzad Town. The angry woman picked up a sharp knife and slit the throats of her three children who all died on the spot. Later, sources said, the woman also attempted to end her life with the same knife, they said.

However, the woman suffered serious injuries. A heavy contingent of police rushed to the crime scene and moved the bodies of children and the injured woman to PIMS. A police spokesman told media that a mother killed her three young children after quarrelling with husband and also tried to kill herself with sharp knife. He said the injured woman was shifted to hospital where doctors are trying to save her life. A case has been registered against the woman while further investigation was underway, he said.