Karachi: Bomb targeting MPA kills 7, injures 27
07 August, 2013
KARACHI: A bomb exploded near vehicle of a Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Javed Nagori here in the wee hours of Wednesday, killing at least seven people and injuring 27 others.
The bomb exploded after a football match which was played at Baznijo Chowk in Lyari.
Talking to media, SSP City Tariq Dharejo said that the bomb was planted on a motorcycle which was detonated through remote control.
He said that the motorcycle which was used for the explosion was stolen from the Firozabad area. The police official further said that five to six kilograms of explosive material was used in the blast.
Dharejo said that the target of the blasts were participants of football match and provincial minister for Katchi Abadis Javed Nagori. Fortunately, the minister remained unharmed but his vehicle was damaged.
Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad taking notice of the incident directed IG Sindh to submit the report of the incident in 24 hours.
Earlier, panic gripped the metropolis as a series of coordinated bomb attacks targeted four wine shops Tuesday night, sparking fears days before Eid.
The four attacks took place within the short span of one hour in Defence and Gulshan-e-Iqbal areas. Three low intensity blasts occurred in Defence areas of Khayaban-e-Muslim , Khayaban-e-Rahat and the Seaview.
According to reports the blasts targeted four closed wine shops owned by one individual.
SP Clifton, Sarfaraz Nawaz said that a young man, who had parked a motorcycle near the site of the blast in Khayaban-e-Muslim, was taken into custody. Initial reports indicated that explosives were planted on a motorcycle.
The second explosion took place shortly after the first near the DHA College for Women on Khayaban-e-Rahat.
The third explosion took place in the Moti Mehal area in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. The fourth explosion was reported in the Seaview area of the city.
According to the police, all the four blasts took place outside closed wine shops and no loss of life was reported.