At least four persons killed and eighteen other critical wounded as a strong explosion went off when people were coming out from Markazi Masjid adjacent to Imam Bargah Darul Alum Muhammadia after Maghrab prayers around 7.40 pm.
According to media reports a suicide bomber came in a black car and tried to enter in the Imambargah however blocked by the guards of mosque at the entrance. Thereafter he blew himself up there.
Markazi Imam Bargah is situated at Sherbet Chowk in the heart of Sargodha city. . Moving scene has been witnessed at the site.
People thronged the place after explosion and lodged strong protested against the cowardly attack on the mosque and held Punjab government responsible for the incident, claiming terrorists were flourishing under its seat.
The police and rescue agencies rushed to the site and stared investigation. According to DCO Sargodha Zulfiqar Shah it was a suicide attack however the bravery of guards of the mosque averted the major tragedy, as hundred of people were present on the occasion. The wounded have been shifted to DHQ hospital.
MQM chief Altaf Hussain and Allama Tahir ul Qadri condemned the cowardly attack in strong words.