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Market Bomb Kills Two in Karachi

by AFP


Another 12 injured, including children, after remote-controlled detonation in Orangi town.

At least two people were killed and 12 others wounded when a bomb went off in a crowded marketplace in Karachi, police said on Sunday.

The bomb was detonated remotely Saturday night in the Orangi town neighborhood of the city, said Ali Asif, a senior police official.

“The bomb was planted in a cement block. Those killed and wounded were civilians, the injured included two children,” he said, adding that the target was unclear and police did not yet have suspects.

The blast destroyed two motorcycles and damaged “several nearby shops” Asif added.

Muhammad Abid, a bomb disposal expert confirmed the attack and said that more than a kilogram of explosives was used.

No militant group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

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