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Blast in Karachi; one killed

At least one person was killed and several others injured in a bomb blast near a crowded Hindu locality in one of the city`s busiest commercial and residential areas.



Karachi: At least one person was killed
and several others injured in a bomb blast near a crowded
Hindu locality in one of the city`s busiest commercial and
residential areas.

The blast apparently took place in a garbage dump near
"Hindu Para”, an area which has a large Hindu population,
police officials said.
"Initially we can confirm six people have been injured
and one has been killed due to the explosion that occurred at
a time when there was a rush in the area," an official said.

Another channel reported that the bomb was planted in
a motorcycle parked near the Hindu Para locality and the
number of casualties could be higher.

"The bomb disposal squad and emergency services have
rushed to the site to handle the situation," the police
official said.

He said the explosion occurred around the area which
is one of the oldest areas of Karachi and houses commercial
centres and residences as well.
Karachi has largely been safe from the mass scale
terrorism attacks being carried out in the country by
militants.

PTI

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