At least 3 people killed in a cracker attack during Ashura procession on Thursday, targeting Shia mourners in Bahawalnagar–the southwestern city of Punjab.
Later, police claimed to have arrested a man who allegedly hurled a cracker on Ashura procession. The incident happened near Jama Masjid at Mohajir Colony, Bahawalnagar.
According to eyewitnesses, the bomb came from a mosque during Ashura procession. Dozens of injured were treated in DHQ Bahawalnagar while security agencies remained high alert in the area.
Police officials have told media the investigation is underway.