KARACHI: An explosion in Liaquatabad area of the metropolis claimed three lives, including a woman and two children, and injured 10 on Monday.

Sources privy to the police reported that it was a grenade blast while injured locals were being shifted to nearby hospital by rescue teams.

The blast took place outside a shrine. Rescue teams reached the scene and shifted the injured to a nearby hospital.

Security forces cordoned off the area and launched an investigation into the incident.