Three low-intensity blasts targeted Shia processions and gatherings in two separate parts of the city.
At least seven people were wounded in three separate bomb attacks targeting Shia Muslims in Karachi late Wednesday, police said. “These were low-intensity blasts, a total of seven people have been injured,” said senior police official Aamir Farooqi, adding that the injured included two policemen and a paramilitary.
The blasts took place as members of the Shia community were holding processions on the eighth day of the holy month of Muharram, when Shias mourn the seventh-century martyrdom of Hussain, the grandson of Islam’s Prophet, along with his family members.
The first bomb on Wednesday injured two people in Karachi as they gathered near a shrine, Farooqi said. Minutes later, another bomb went off as rescue workers, police, and media reached the site of the first blast, injuring four people including police. The third blast took place in a northern part of the city when unidentified attackers hurled an explosive near a Shia gathering, wounding a police constable, Farooqi added.