One Killed, 13 Injured In Southern Pakistan Bombing

A person was killed and 13 others received injuries as a result of a bombing in Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi on Thursday night.

Pakistani police said that an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on a motorcycle went off in a busy Saddar commercial area, targeting a van carrying Pakistani Maritime security forces.

Karachi Police Chief, Gulam Nabi Memon said that investigation has been launched in the attack and that two members of security forces were also wounded in the blast.

Head of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Dr. Shahid Rasool said that four of the 13 injured are in critical condition.  

Footage aired by local broadcaster Dawn News, showing that several vehicles and motorbikes parked at the site where the blast occurred were damaged. Police and panicked pedestrians were seen in the streets with some vehicles caught fire.

The blast occurred just two weeks after a female suicide bomber wearing a burqa blew herself up near a van carrying Chinese teachers again in Karachi city, in which three Chinese and their Pakistani driver were killed.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Thursday’s night explosion.

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