Soldier, civilian killed, 15 hurt in Karachi blast
23 August, 2013
KARACHI: Two people, including an army troop, were killed, while at least 15 others, including 10 soldiers, were injured in a bomb attack on an army truck near Rangers Headquarters in the Korangi area on Thursday evening.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has reportedly claimed responsibility of the blast.
Footage showed several cars and motorcycles were damaged in the blast.
"At least 11 soldiers were wounded in the bomb blast on their truck," a military official told AFP. According to reports, one of the soldiers later succumbed to his wounds.
"A civilian was killed and five others were also wounded," he added.
Police officials confirmed the bombing and toll. Senior police official Irfan Bhutto said another bomb was found near the blast site attached to a pylon and a bomb disposal unit was attempting to defuse it. In the first six months of 2013, 1,726 people were killed in Karachi as compared to a previous high of 1,215 in the same period last year.