JNN 20 Sept 2013 KARACHI: At least one person was Martyred and more than a dozen others were wounded in a Hand Grenade attack on Imambargah Sajjadia situated at Majeed Colony , Karachi’s Landhi neighbourhood on Thursday night.
The incident took place when The Terrrorist Wing of Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan’s , Lashkar e Jhangvi’s Terrrorist threw a Hand Grenade inside the Sajjadia Imambargah in Majeed Colony. Ambulances rushed to the site and shifted the victims to public and private hospitals.
The Martyred Man was identified as Zakir Hussain , 35 , who hailed form Qambar Shahdad Kot ,while another Shia man critically wounded in the attack is identified as Saeed Gopang, 50.
Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre’s Deputy Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali told that one dead and 17 injured men were brought to the hospital. While they were shifted to Private Hospitals after giving them First Aid Services.
Heavy contingent of Rangers and police reached the site and cordoned off the entire locality. Bomb disposal squad also arrived at the site to collect evidence. According to BD experts, a hand grenade was used in the incident.
Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah has taken notice of the incident.Condemning the attack, he said that security needed to be beefed up in Karachi.
Taking notice of the incident, the Sindh CM asked IGP Sindh Shahid Nadeem Baloch to present him a report about the incident within 24 hours, arrest culprits without any delay and provide all possible health facilities to wounded persons at the hospitals.while the DIG East has taken action of the Incident and passed the orders ., “SHO Quaidabad Zahir Shah and Head Moharrar of the Quaidabad police station have been reverted and suspended for negligence and dereliction of duty,” the DIG East said.
Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen spokesperson told that a member of the shia community lost his life in the attack. However, a few media reports suggested that the blast had caused three fatalities , which could not be confirmed
He said the Imambargah came under attack when a crowd of people was busy in the Niaz and Azadari. He said the incident is a pure targeted Killing of Shia Community Members and demanded arrest of the culprits.
The incident caused partial suspension of routine and commercial activities in Landhi and shia-dominated areas including Jafer Tayyar Society in Malir, Ancholi Society, Rizvia Society and M A Jinnah Road where members of the community also staged a protest against the incident.
Meanwhile, MWM General Secretary Allama Nasir Abbas Jafferi said that members of the Shia community were being continuously targeted because the government and security agencies were not taking any concrete action against the terrorist to punish them , while `patronizing` the banned outfits in the name of Negotiations.
It should also be noted that Police said the incident took place near Gulbahar Chowk in Sector-2, Majeed Colony, at a time when there was an electricity shutdown in the area so nobody saw the attackers, who were able to flee after throwing the grenade at the Imambargah.
It is also said that The Civic agencies of the Country should also play their role in curbing the Menace of terrorism , as they should give complete Protection of Light and other facilities at the time of the Religious Programs , so that they can also work as Barriers for the Criminals , and should Prevent such Black out attacks.
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