Succesive blasts near Karachi Imambargah; at least two dead
[Dawn] Two bombs went off minutes apart outside a Shia mosque in 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...
, killing at least two persons and wounding several others, officials said on Wednesday.
Two bombs went
kaboom! outside a Shia mosque in Orangi Town, killing two persons and wounding seven others, senior police official Javed Odho said.
He said the first appeared to be a suicide kaboom.
As the security forces and rescue workers were transporting victims of the first attack in Bloody Karachi to hospitals, a second bomb went
kaboom! at the same place, wounding several people, including security forces, rescue workers and journalists, senior police officer Omer Khitab said.
The twin bombings came as minority Shia Moslems were celebrating the holy month of Muharram.
The bomb was planted in a cycle of violence destroyed the neighbourhood near Imambargah Hyder-e-Karrar in Orangi Town area, killing at least two people and injuring seven, said a police official about the first blast.
"We have also found a body which might have been of the jacket wallah, although it can not be confirmed yet," said DIG West Bloody Karachi Javed Odho.
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