Bomb blast kills four, injures over 70 during Muharram procession in Pakistan

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 25, 2012 08:40 hrs

Four persons died and 70 injured when a bomb detonated near a Muharram procession in Dera Ismail Khan's Choglia area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province early on Sunday morning.

Rescue and emergency teams reached the site of explosion and shifted the injured to the District Headquarters hospital. The condition of wounded persons, which included security personnel and mourners taking part in the procession, was reported as critical, reports The Dawn.

According to sources, the bomb was fitted near a closed shop and a cylinder was recovered near the site of explosion.

Earlier, a blast on Saturday killed eight people near a Shia procession in the same city, for which the banned outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed responsibility.

The Interior Ministry had issued strict instructions for suspension of mobile phone service in major cities during Ashura to prevent such bombings, which often use cellphones as detonators. (ANI)

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