Karachi: At least 5 killed, 20 injured in Navy bus blast
KARACHI: At least five persons were killed while more than 20 were injured in an early morning remote controlled bomb attack on Pakistan Navy’s bus near naval residential area of Karsaz here in Karachi on Thursday, police said.
According to the reports a powerful explosion took place at about 8:00am when a staff bus, carrying 8 naval officials, of Pakistan Navy moved out from PNS Mehran.
As a result, a Lieutenant of Pakistan Navy and a passerby motor-bike rider were killed on the spot while three injured succumbed to injuries in the hospital. More than 20 were also injured in the attack.
After the incident, the injured were shifted to PNS Rahat Hospital, PNS Shifa and Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Center. The hospital sources informed that few among the injured were in critical condition.
Those who martyred in Thursday’s bomb blast were Sabir Marwat, Mirza Ramzan, Muhammad Yamin, Imtiaz and a civilian lady doctor.
Two other vehicles travelling on the road in usual traffic were also destroyed in the incident as they collided into each other after the blast. Glasses of many nearby houses were also damaged with the intensity of the blast.
Heavy contingents of Pakistan Navy, police and rangers rushed to the blast site and cordoned off the area. Senior Superintendent of Police and head of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU), Raja Umar Khatab has said that the bomb was planted at roadside and when Pakistan Navy bus reached close, it was blasted by remote control device.