Cracker blast near Imambargah at Ayesha Manzil

KARACHI: At least nine people, including six women and a child were injured in a blast near Imambargah  Islamic Research Centre (IRC) at Ayesha Manzil, Gulberg Town on Tuesday night.

Assailants riding on a motorcycle lobbed a cracker from the Ayesha Manzil flyover, injuring nine people who came to attend a majlis at the Imambargah.

The injured were immediately moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Police officials and experts from the bomb disposal squad also reached the site and were busy in collecting the evidence.

DSP Saleem Akhtar Siddiqui said the attackers targeted the participants of the majlis, adding that the cracker bomb also included nut bolts, while further investigation is underway.