At least 25 people were killed and dozens injured, some critically, on Wednesday when an explosion occurred behind the Metro Shopping center in the Sabzi Mandi area of the capital city.
Police mobiles and ambulances of Rescue 1122 rushed to the site and shift more than 45 people to hospitals. Hospital administration said that condition of nine injured is critical.
Emergency has been declared in all the hospitals of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Dead and injured were rushed to the Pims hospital and Polyclinic near to the scene. According to the sources death toll may rise further as many of them are in critical condition.
Rescue sources started the rescue operations in Sabzi Mandi.
Police and Law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the area and began the search procedure.
According to initial investigation the bomb was planted in a fruit box.