KARACHI – Horrific bomb blast near a mosque in Karachi’s Dehli Colony killed at least four people, including one woman, and several injured as two government cars were targeted.
Karachi police and Sindh Rangers rushed to the crime scene and cordon off the area to carry out rescue operation. Rescue workers shifted the dead bodies and at least thirteen injured to nearby Jinnah Hospital.
The correspondent reports confirmed that two government cars were believed to be the actual target. Reports also said that there was also a mosque near to the crime scene.
Police sources could not confirm that who were the riders of those official cars.
Later, the incharge of Jinnah Hospital Dr Seemi Jamali said that most of the injured shifted to her hospital were in critical situation. She also pronounced four out of total thirty injured as dead.
The DIG South Shahid Sheikh said that preliminary investigation suggest that bomb was planted on a motor-bike. He also maintained that investigations also suggested that one of the damaged three cars were the targets.
DIG South Shahid said that the government car was in the use of one official from Sindh Secretariat. He denied any possibility of targeting the near by mosque.
Information minister of Sindh and leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sherjil Memon categorically maintained that the target of terrorists were Sindh government.
“As soon as the government cars came by, the miscreant detonated the bomb. The whole country came under threat after terrorists cancelled the ceasefire. The federal government must think now how to deal with this menace. A lot of time have been wasted in dialogues,” Memon added.
The provincial minister for health and leader of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) Dr Shaghir Ahmed held a press conference outside Jinnah Hospital. He confirmed that a total of thirty injured were brought in the hospital. Saghir also stated that five of the injured were in critical situation.
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