1 killed,12 injured in Karachi blast
KARACHI: At least one person was killed and twelve others injured in an explosion that occurred near the entrance of Safari Park on University Road. The DIG East said the explosion was caused due to bomb planted near a KESC sub–station, dispelling his earlier claim that the the blast was a result of a CNG cylinder exploding. Speaking to Geo News the commissioner of Karachi Roshan Ali Sheikh said the blast was the result of a planted device. The bomb disposal squad said that 2 kilograms of explosives were used in the bomb which also contained ball bearings.
According to eyewitness reports the explosion took place following firing on the Youm-e-Qudus rally.
A bus hired for the Youm-e-Quds rally, several vehicles, nearby buildings including the gate of the Safari park and the KESC sub–station were severely damaged in the explosion. The injured have been shifted to the Jinnah hospital.