10 killed several injured in a Truck bomb explosion in Karachi

The mini truck carrying 25 people exploded in Baldia Town's Mawach Goth 

According to the initial reports, at least 10 people including women and children have been killed in a bomb blast in Karachi. A mini truck carrying 25 people exploded in Mawach Goth area of Karachi. First the police sources declared it cylinder explosion but later some officials declared it suspected bomb explosion. The Bomb Disposal Squad is ascertaining the real nature of blast.   

The police and rescue teams rushed to the blast scene and shifted the injured to the hospital, where six more people died. Six women and three children were among the deceased. 

Rescue sources said that the injured people had been shifted to Civil Hospital where they were being treated. SSP Keamari Fida Hussain Januri said the place of the explosion was completely sealed and an investigation had been started. SSP Januri told that it seemed the explosion was an act of terrorism after initial investigations. He said the security agencies had started search operations in the area. 

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, taking notice of the incident, directed police and district administration to transport injured people to nearby hospitals, in District Keamari and West.

Expressing deep sorrow over the incident, the chief minister directed the concerned authorities to provide all possible assistance to the affected families.

While talking to the media, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in-charge Raja Umar Khatab said that initial investigation revealed that it was a hand grenade blast that destroyed the left side of the vehicle.

He said that they doubted some motorcyclists attacked the vehicle with a hand grenade that exploded in the vehicle. He said, however, there was not any explosive in the vehicle. He said that the family was coming back home after attending a marriage ceremony.

                                                          Rukhsana Manzoor Deputy Editor

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