May 09

Bomb blast in Mehmoodabad area of Karachi injured six

Mehmoodbad Blast KarachiKARACHI: Atleast 13 people including children and women were injured in the blast in the Mehmoodabad area of Karachi just after the midnight on Thursday.

Initial reports suggest the ongoing electioneering of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) in Mehmoodabad no.6 near Sitara Bakery was the apparent target of the unknown miscreants.

The blast spread fear among local residents which was so loud that it was heard from far distances. Nearby shops and vehicles were also damaged in the incident.

Exact nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained. However, a completely destroyed suspected motorcycle was found from the site.

Most of the injured were shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre while rest were moved to a nearby hospital.

Local police have cordoned off the area.

DIG Police Karachi South Amir Sheikh has said that the blast took place in the vehicle, Ball-baring has been used in the bomb”.

According to the initial reports of law enforcement agencies District south is the most sensitive area in upcoming Polls.