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11 killed, over 40 wounded in Karachi blast

KARACHI: Eleven persons, including a child, have been killed and over 40 others wounded in a powerful bomb blast occurred here at Gul Ahmed crossing, Quaidabad on Monday. TPO Landhi Town, Azad Khan confirmed that explosives strapped to a motor cycle blew up, killing and injuring many while other report suggested that the bomb was planted under a fruit cart. It should be mentioned that the blast site is normally a crowded market place, where people come to shop in large number.

At least 11 deaths, including one of a child, have been confirmed so far from hospital sources while at least 40 persons have been injured in the blast. The injured were rushed to Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre and Social Security Hospital Landhi.

The ambulances of Eidhi arrived on the blast site. Also, the fire brigade vehicles have been called in. Investigation and Bomb Disposal Squad have been called. Police cordoned off the whole area and started the relief activities. Emergency has been declared in most of the hospitals of Karachi.-SANA

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