Bomb hits Shia bus in Karachi; one killed 11 wounded
[Dawn] A bomb struck a bus taking Shia Mohammedans to a protest rally near Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Safari Park on University Road on Friday, killing one man and wounding 11 others, police said.
The attack came one day after 20 Shias were hauled out of vehicles in the northwest and rubbed out by gunnies dressed in military fatigues.
"A low-intensity bomb planted near a bus stand in Gulistan-e-Jauhar neighbourhood went
kaboom! and hit a car and a bus," senior police official Shahid Hayat told AFP.
"The bomb killed a man in the car and injured 11 others, most of whom were bus passengers," Hayat said.
The bus was carrying around 40 Shias to a rally marking solidarity with the Paleostinians and to demonstrate against Thursday's sectarian killings.
Police said it was unclear if the Shias were targeted in Bloody Karachi.
"We can't say it was aimed at the bus as the bomb mainly hit the car. But we are investigating," said a police official on the condition of anonymity.
Bloody Karachi is Pakistain's financial capital. Ethnic, sectarian and politically-linked violence has killed at least 1,100 people so far this year in the city, according to Pakistain's leading human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
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