Two killed in blast near PPP meeting in Karachi

Explosion in Kumharwada area of Karachi leaves at least 12 wounded.


Web Desk April 27, 2013
PPP supporters inspect the motorcycle which had the bomb planted on it. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: A blast in the Kumharwada area of Lyari in Karachi killed two people and left at least 12 wounded, Express News reported.

The explosion was reported to have occurred near a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) corner meeting.

The two people killed in the blast were a 10-year-old girl and a woman.

PPP PS-111 candidate Adnan Baloch was also injured in the blast.

The wounded were shifted to Civil Hospital.

Rangers and Police secured the area immediately after the explosion.

The bomb was planted in a motorcycle at the site of the blast.

Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Justice (retd) Zahid Kurban Alavi took notice of the blast and directed IG Sindh to issue a detailed report.

This is the third blast of the day, after twin blasts in the Orangi Town area of Karachi killed at least two people and left 27 wounded earlier on Saturday evening.

This is the fifth such incident of the week in Karachi. One blast targeted the Awami National Party (ANP), while the other four targeted Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) election offices.

The Taliban have directly threatened the three main parties in the outgoing government, the PPP, the ANP and the MQM, which are often described as secular.

COMMENTS (19)

Naeer Ahmad | 8 years ago | Reply

@torture army takeover Army cannot take over the control of Karachi and other powder keg areas of the country without the permission of the government.If it inevitably does so in the national interest, it will invite the wrath of biased judiciary and insult from the political elite. Please don't involve this institution any more in policing and law and order duty.

Shahid | 8 years ago | Reply

We are not having elections but selection on May 11th. Selection of PTI by TTP, and IK as PM so that we foolishly pull out of Tribal areas and let TTP establish a state to wreck more terrorism in Pakistan. Please come out and vote for the liberal secular parties so that Pakistan does not become Afghanistan.

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