Security guards deputed at an imambargah near Karachi's Khalid bin Waleed Road foiled an attack as two explosive-laden women tried to enter the place of worship on Wednesday.

One of the women was shot dead whereas the other was critically injured as the guards opened fire when the burqa-clad women tried to force their way inside.

Security and rescue teams reached the site of the 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.

Moreover, the husband of the explosive-laden women who was killed was taken into custody by authorities.

The body and the injured woman were shifted to a hospital where sources said that both the women were related to each other.

Meanwhile, the police tightened the security outside the Imambargah and started investigation.