A young girl along with the attacker have been killed and a police constable seriously injured in a suicide attack outside the Imambargah (mosque of Shi’ite Muslims) named Kasre-e-Sakeena in Shahzad town area of Shakriyal alongside Expressway.
Private TV Channel reported that the blast occurred when the Majlis was underway.
Around 300 people were attending the religious gathering as the blast occurred.
DIG Islamabad Bin Yameen while talking to media said that the incident occurred
at about 10:18 pm when a suicide bomber tried to enter Imambargah. As the head
constable Itifaq tried to stop the suicide bomber, he blew himself up.
He told that suicide bomber failed to detonate himself completely. He said that only half of the suicide jacket exploded. As a result, head constable
Ittifaq has been injured while a girl who sustained serious injuries died. He said
that face of the suicide bomber is completely intact and he seems 18-years old.
Earlier, Capital territory police and Punjab police and rescue teams rushed to the scene on the information of the blast and shifted the injured
to the hospitals.
This is the second attack this night and commensurate with the message that Brigadier Samson Sharaf provided that Minority Muslims and Minority Christians would be attacked in
Pakistan on or near Christmas day.
My fear for brothers and sisters in Pakistan has increased and I pray that God places his hand of protection over our people.
In reaction to the current situation in Pakistan Romail from Eava FM has scheduled Wilson Chowdhry for a live
interview from 13:00. Please tune in and join the debate if you can. If not please keep Wilson, the BPCA and all the Christians and other minority faith groups in Pakistan, within your prayers and thoughts tomorrow.