1 killed, 13 injured in blast in Pakistan’s business hub Karachi

Karachi: One person was killed and 13 others injured in an explosion in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi on Thursday night. The blast took place in Karachi’s busiest commercial area Sadar. Police said the blast happened outside a hotel. A police officer said that rescue teams and security personnel have reached the spot. So far 13 […]
 


1 killed, 13 injured in blast in Pakistan’s business hub Karachi

Karachi: One person was killed and 13 others injured in an explosion in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi on Thursday night. The blast took place in Karachi’s busiest commercial area Sadar. Police said the blast happened outside a hotel. A police officer said that rescue teams and security personnel have reached the spot. So far 13 people have been taken to the hospital.

He said the blast took place in the dustbin but it was not clear whether the bomb was planted or the explosion was due to some other reason. “Once the bomb disposal squad investigates the area, we will know what caused the blast,” he said. An eyewitness said the explosion was so severe that windows of nearby apartments, shops, cars were broken. “Around eight to 10 vehicles parked on the road caught fire due to the explosion,” he said.