KARACHI: A bomb blast took place in the Defence Housing Authority area of Karachi, leaving eight dead and several others injured. Terrorists targeted the residence of senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Crime Investigation Department (CID) Chaudhry Aslam.
Local Twitterati tweeted their grief and horror over the incident, with most expressing fear that it occurred in an area where schools are located.
If there are any elements within the bureaucracy that support the TTP, they need to open their eyes and see what they are supporting.
An attack in K-P, in Balochistan, Punjab, Kashmir or in Sindh is an attack on all of us. The government needs to ensure this cancer is uprooted.
Anyone who does not speak up against the Taliban actually lends credence to each attack. All voices should be raised against their brutalities.
In #Pakistan powerful terrorists roam around with explosives in urban areas with no checking. Seems that 'intelligence' systems have collapsed!
Pakistan's Taliban carried out the bombing and have claimed the police official had arrested and killed many of its fighters! I am waiting for denials.
TTP saying they did it. Schools in the blast area will stay on, parents asked to pick up their kids at the regular chutti time. #karachi
Dr Awab Alvi
We used to joke that having the SSP next door could easily be a blessing or a curse –theory proven today @faisalkapadia #Karachi
Not a good day to be tweeting about anything else. Thoughts and prayers with familes of victims. #karachi
I'm in Phase 5 and even our windows shuddered. #karachi
A whopping 10,000 civilians had been killed in #Karachi since 2002 in ethical, political, sectarian blasts by TTP.
More than 3,000 police officers had laid down their lives in #Karachi since 1995.
Karachi moms on Facebook talking about how scared they are feeling sending their kids to school :-(
Trying to explain to my 4-year old – who has just woken up – why it’s not safe to go to school. #Karachi
The school teacher, who was killed, worked at Washington International School. Always used to reach early. Colleague of my mother's student.
Her son was in Class 3; a lovely, bright, friendly and energetic child.
Blast was more powerful than needed to target just SSP's home: 6-10 feet crater, nearby cars, houses damaged, and massive sound @MadihaSattar
One schoolteacher and her son were killed, seven others dead. Awful.
Sahar Habib Ghazi
Freaking out. My cousin goes to CAS. No one from his family is picking up their phones. How far was the blast site? #karachi #blast
Constant reminder that the blast was in a 'posh' ilaaqa ...
@beenasarwar Exactly! The situation is appalling. An interrogation house in the middle of a school area? What were they thinking?
Whenever there is an incidence we have stories to share. But we forget and move on. We don't come together and try to influence policy.
Don't sit and wait for your turn. Speak now while you can or prepare to be silenced in silence. You can't keep running away.
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