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Explosion in Rawalpindi kills at least 7

An explosion near an Imambargah in Chittian Hattian, the old section of Rawalpindi on Friday evening left at least seven people dead and injured 15 others, Express News reported. According to initial reports, the blast took place inside a house adjacent to Imambargah Rizvia where a milad was being held in Chittian Hattian.

The blast caused extensive damage to the house. Following the explosion, power to the area was cut. Power was later restored. Express News correspondent Fahim Akhtar said that three to four ambulances have reached the site of the blast and are working to evacuate the injured and dead to DHQ hospital. According to Naeem Asghar, doctors say at least seven people have been killed, and over 15 injured.

The nature of the blast has yet to be determined, though there are reports that a suspicious person riding on a motorbike had approached the blast site just before the explosion. The blast site is located in Raja Bazar, a densely populated area of Rawalpindi. Lal Haveli is also located in the same vicinity. 


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