One dead, several injured in Karachi blast

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At least one person was killed and over a dozen others sustained injuries in a blast in Karachi's Saddar area Thursday night.

Among the 13 injured, four are stated to be in critical condition.

A vehicle of the Pakistan Coast Guards is reported to be the target of the blast. The area has been cordoned off following the incident.

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Emergency has been declared at the Jinnah Hospital and the injured are being provided with the treatment.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Sindh Sharjeel Memon said the incident is being investigated.

According to initial reports, the explosives were hidden in a garbage dump near a busy hotel and a bakery.

Horrific scenes show carnage as a multitude of cars have been wrecked. Police Rangers and bomb disposal units have cordoned off the area. It is suspected that an IED bomb was planted onto a motorcycle.

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Hospital sources said those injured sustained wounds from ball bearings used in making the explosives.

Law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident further to ascertain facts. Heavy contingents of Rangers and police as well as a team of the Bomb Disposal Squad have reached the site.

The blast comes nearly two weeks after a female suicide bomber killed four people – including three Chinese nationals – outside the Chinese language centre inside the Karachi University.

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Originally published at tribune.com.pk

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