KARACHI/PESHAWAR: Successive attacks on the places of worship in two major cities of Pakistan have left at least four dead and dozens injured on Thursday night.
According to details one person died and nine more were critically injured after sectarian terrorists forcefully threw a hand grenade at an Imambargah (Shia mosque) in Karachi.
The attack took place in Majeed Colony’s Sector II, in the busy eastern neighbourhood of Landhi.
“Attackers threw a hand grenade on a Shia mosque, wounding nine people and killing one,” Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) Shahid Hayat said.
Hours after Karachi Imambargah attack, a similar act of rampage was reported from Peshawar in which suspected sectarian extremists bombarded a mosque with grenades, located in Achini Bala area, killing three people and injuring scorers of others late on Thursday.
Reports have it that armed men targeted the Perano Mosque, which falls in the surroundings of Sarband Police Station and carried out the attack when a large number of Tablighi Jamaat members was staying at the mosque.
Tablighi Jamaat is a religious (Deobandi, Sunni Islam) movement based on the principle of the “Work of the Prophet” inviting to Allah in the manner of Hazrat Muhammed (PBUH).
Analysts say it could be a reaction of Karachi Imambargah attack.