At least one child was killed and 20 other people, including women and children, were reportedly injured when an explosion occurred outside Dar-e-Abbas Imambargah on Monday evening in Karachi's Liaquatabad area.
The additional police surgeon at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Dr Rohina Hassan, confirmed the death of one child in the blast.
“We received one child brought dead and 20 injured persons,” she said.
Dr Rohina further informed that more than a dozen injured have been brought to the hospital.
The injured were rushed to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where condition of one child is considered critical.
The Imambargah is located in the Federal Capital area locality of the metropolis.
Sharifabad police officials said that unknown suspects riding a motorcycle threw improvised explosive device (IED) at the Imambargah, causing several injuries to persons.
Police officials also confirmed that the target of the attack was the Imambargah located in Sharifabad. The injured include women and children who were coming out of the Imambargah after attending a majlis, they added.
(This is a developing story)