Karachi: Alert security guards at an imambargah here on Tuesday foiled an attempt by two burqa-clad woman suicide bombers by killing one and injuring another.
One of the women was shot dead whereas the other was critically injured as the guards at the imambargah or Shia prayer hall, opened fire on them.
Security and rescue teams reached the site of incident and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway.
Police officials later confirmed that both the women were equipped with explosives, media reports said.
The husband of one of the suicide bombers was taken into custody by authorities.
The injured woman was shifted to a hospital. Sources said that both the women were related to each other.
The attack came just hours after a suicide bomber struck outside an imambargah in the garrison city of Rawalpindi last night killing 3 people including a police sub-inspector.