ISLAMABAD: A suicide blast near Melody Chowk area has left 19 people dead including 15 policemen and over 40 have been injured.
The IG Islamabad has termed it a suicide attack, Police has cordoned off entire area, according to Geo News correspondent, the blast occurred in front of Aabpara police station after the Lal Masjid conference. Body parts were scattered in the area and ambulances reached the site of the blast.
Nearly 40 injured have been shifted to Islamabad’s Poly Clinic hospital and most of the injured include policemen. Emergency has been declared in all the hospitals of Islamabad.
Bomb disposal squad has reached the site of the blast. According to information, Reserve police personnel were targeted in the blast and the dead include policemen from Islamabad and Punjab. Death toll is expected to mount considering the intensity of the blast.
Deputy Commissioner Islamabad, Amir Ahmed Ali along with other senior officials has reached the place. Station House Officer Sehala, Inspector Sarwar has also been killed in the blast.