Latest News: Blast in Karachi leaves 2 dead, 18 Injured


KARACHI: Two persons lost their lives while 18 others sustained wounds after a powerful blast ripped through a bus stop near People’s Chowrangi in North Nazimabad area here Tuesday night.

According to sources, the blast targeted a Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) election camp set up in the area ahead of May 11 general elections.

The injured have been shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where a few of the injured are said to be in a critical condition.

The powerful blast shattered the window panes of the buildings surrounding the site of the tragic incident in Karachi – the provincial capital and commercial hub of Pakistan.

The initial reports say the blast took place when explosives strapped to a motorcycle went off.

Earlier, a string of bomb blasts ripped through Quetta – the provincial capital of Balochistan – killing at least two people and injuring several others.