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Karachi blast leaves 4 dead, 42 injured

- January 01, 2013 - Updated 1914 PKT - From Web Edition

KARACHI: Four people were killed while 42 others sustained wounds following a powerful blast in Federal B Area Karachi, minutes after conclusion of a massive rally held nearby under the banner of MQM and Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran, Geo News reported Tuesday.


Sindh Health Minister, Dr Sagheer Ahmed confirmed the casualties.


According to DIG Asif Aijaz Shaikh, a motor-cycle with an explosive device strapped to it had been installed between parked busses near Aisha Manzil which was remote detonated later.


Ball bearings were also mixed with the explosives weighting about 2 kilograms, police said.


The explosion took place at a point where people started to converge to get on board the parked busses to return to their destinations following the conclusion of the public meeting organized in Jinnah Ground.


Two people were killed and at least forty others were injured, some of them seriously, police said, adding many busses and other vehicles were also damaged in the blast.


The thunder of the blast was heard many kilometers across the point of explosion.


Police and emergency response teams reached the terror struck site immediately after the blast and injured were rushed to Abbasi Shaheed and other hospitals in the city.

Reader Comments
how taliban can not do these activities without any local support.. jamat e islami giving them that harboring terrorists .. govt should have to get them and purge them from our homeland ..

What you do to others, it comes around. MQM is a terrorist party which itself started all the target killings, extortions & criminal activities, this party should be banned in the upcoming elections by ECP.

Until Dec 31, Imran blamed terrorism problems on US Drone attacks. Now in 2013, Imran says it is an internal matter of Pakistan and the nation needs a multi-pronged strategy to root out terrorism from the nation.

Yes open enemies or out in the open, PLEASE CATCH THEM, CONVICT THEM, EXECUTE THEM. Just do something to protect innocent citizens from these OPEN ENEMIES. It has gone on for a very long time now. Someone in this DEMOCRATIC government must know about these OPEN EMEMIES.

Altaf Hussain and all Haq Parast condemns the terrorist incident and says the people targeting the nation are open enemies of Pakistan.

Dr Asif
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