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Blast destroys three shops in Karachi

Last Updated: Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 13:30

Islamabad: Three shops were destroyed in an explosion Saturday in Pakistan`s port city of Karachi, media reports said. There were no casualties.

The blast took place inside a medical store in the SITE Metroville area, Dawn News reported.

Police said the explosion was carried out using a hand grenade. But the bomb disposal squad which examined the site said the explosives were planted.

The explosion also damaged hand-carts and makeshift shops in the vicinity.

The medical store owner, also a local leader of a political party, said he had been receiving threats, and that his store had been attacked in the past.

Police told Geo News that a few unidentified men hurled "crackers" at the medical store and fled the scene.


First Published: Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 13:30

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