Karachi: Blast in CID building, 15 killed, over 115 injured
KARACHI: According to the Geo News on Thursday, at least 15 people have been killed and 115 others sustained injuries in a powerful blast in CID building located near Sindh Chief Minister House in a very sensitive area of the metropolis.
The powerful blast brought down the whole building of Central Investigation Department (CID) located in the most sensitive area in the central area of the metropolis.
Banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility of the attack.
Gunshots were reportedly fired just before the occurrence of the blast, sources said.
A number of houses located near Civil Lines were also damaged while the powerful shock wave released by the blast also shattered windowpanes of a number of surrounding buildings.
Office of DSP Saddar was also partially damaged as a result of the blast.
Sindh Home Minister, Dr.Zulfiqar Mirza who reached the site of the blast said the attack appears similar to the one that targeted Marriot Hotel in Islamabad. He said two craters have been caused by the blast.
He also said that a vehicle laden with explosives slammed into the CID building causing the blast.