1 dead, 13 injured after powerful blast rocks Pakistani city of Karachi

One person was killed and over a dozen injured in an explosion in Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi on Thursday night, police and health officials said.

An improvised explosive device (IED) which was planted in a motorbike went off on a crowded street in the city’s downtown Saddar area, Asad Raza, a senior police official, told reporters.

Four of the 13 injured are in critical condition, said Dr. Shahid Rasool, head of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center.

Several vehicles and motorbikes parked at the site were also damaged in the blast.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion.


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