KARACHI : Suicide bomber, in a failed detonating attempt, has injured four policemen, one critically, outside a mosque in southern part of the country as the nation marked the beginning of the religious festival Eidul Azha on Tuesday.
The attack took place in Shikarpur in Sindh province, around 470 kilometres (300 miles) north of Karachi and the same district where at least 61 were killed in a suicide attack on another mosque in 2015.
Officials said that two suicide bombers attempted to enter the Khanpur Imambargah but were intercepted by police.
“Four of our men are injured of whom one is critical” Umar Tufail, a senior local police officer told AFP.
Tufail added doctors were also trying to save the life of the other suspected bomber, who was injured when the first one blew himself up but failed to detonate himself.
“The attackers came as the worshippers were gathering to offer Eid prayers. Police were able to stop him at the gate outside the mosque,” A.D. Khawaja, chief of police for Sindh province said.
Worshippers overpowered the second would-be suicide bomber as the police were reeling from their injuries, he added.