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‘Suicide’ blast outside Imam Bargah kills 3 in Rawalpindi

December 18, 2013 at 1:51 am | News Desk

Pindi blast

RAWALPINDI: A bomb explosion killed three people including a policeman and wounded 14 others outside a Imam Bargah in the city Rawalpindi on Tuesday officials said.

The blast took place in the Gracy Lines neighbourhood of the city of Rawalpindi, as worshippers prayed inside the Imam Bargah, senior police official Akhtar Laleka said.

Some official sources said that the blast was a suicide attack, adding that the bomber exploded himself when security forces tried to stop him from entering the premises of the Imam Bargah.

Hospital officials said at least three people were killed and 14 others were wounded.

“We have three bodies and 14 wounded people at our hospital,” Asif Qadir Mir, chief of the local government hospital, told AFP.

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