Blast in Karachi's Orangi Town leaves 3 children dead

11 others injured in the blast, which took place in a madrassah.

Afp/web Desk April 28, 2014
Pakistani forensic experts collect evidence at a religious seminary after a bomb attack in Karachi on April 28, 2014. A blast killed three boys aged between 10 and 12 at a religious seminary in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, police said. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: A blast in Karachi's Orangi Town left three children dead and injured 11 others, Express News reported on Monday.

The explosion reportedly took place in a madrassah in Frontier Colony. Police said that the blast took place in one of the rooms of the madrassah.

According to initials details, it seems that the madrassah was the target of the attack, police said.

"The explosion, which targeted a religious seminary, killed at least three male students," a senior local police official, Javed Alam Odho told AFP.

He said the police were trying to ascertain whether it was a planted bomb or a hand grenade that had been thrown.

Rescue teams reached the area and the injured were taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical treatment.

A senior doctor at the Abbasi Shaheed hospital, Parshotum Rathore, confirmed the number of deaths and said those who died in the attack were between 10 and 12-years-old.

He put the number of injured at more than 12 and said the condition of four of those hurt was critical.

A police official told the media that there were between 15 and 20 children present in the madrassah at the time of the explosion.

He added that the all the children were between seven and 14 years of age.

Police reached the site of the explosion and cordoned off the area. Evidence was collected from blast site and the Bomb Disposal Squad was also summoned.

Nobody has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.


Dost Ali Baloch | 7 years ago | Reply

It is sad that we are confronted with terrorism. Every where in world, when terror groups have stuck people, the Government has to clearly define the anti terror policy and amended the laws accordingly. We are still living under the East India Company model of police service structure. We have failed to reform Police or raise dedicated anti terror organization to flight back with these groups. Young and educated youth of Karachi, having BBA and MBA or law degrees are required to be directly inducted in Police as Inspectors and DSP to own this public service organization. Then all ranks of Police must be residents of the locality which they are supposed to be supervising. These are basics of policing in any developed and non-abusive police organization. Do it and you will see the results. The era of personality cult as well as cheap publicity is over and will not work anymore.

Aamir | 7 years ago | Reply

Planted or thrown? I dont think so...maybe provided by the imam of the madarsaa to train the youth for future leadership roles.

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