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6 killed, 50 injured in Pak blast
At least six persons were killed and nearly 50 others injured when a powerful explosion ripped through a bus a short distance from the Pakistan Army chief's official residence in the southern port city of Karachi on Saturday.

The bus had just left a terminal near the Cantonment Railway Station when the bomb went off, witnesses and police officials said.

The incident occurred at a spot located less than a kilometre from Army House, the army chief's official residence when he visits Karachi.

TV news channels reported army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was in Karachi and had stayed at Army House on Friday night.

Officials at Jinnah Hospital said they had received six bodies, including one which was in pieces, and 48 injured people. Eight of the wounded were in a serious condition. Women and children were among the injured, they said.

Witnesses said they had seen body parts lying at the site. One man told reporters a young boy was torn in two by the explosion.

Several police officials claimed soon after the incident that the blast was caused by the CNG cylinders of the bus. However, the cleaner of the bus told the media that the vehicle ran on diesel and had no CNG cylinders.
There goes that theory!
Posted by:tipper

#5  having that 'the instant the blast occurred' picture makes one think that perhaps the photographer was part of it.....(timing awfully suspiscious[sic])
Posted by: USN,Ret.   2012-12-29 18:24  

#4  at least they have their sovereignty
Posted by: Frank G   2012-12-29 18:21  

#3  Kinda like those proverbial London double-deckers, only without the second deck.

When incidents of this sort happen in the Philippines, it's usually traced to rivalries between bus companies' owners. The Army House story is the most probable reason, but...
Posted by: Pappy   2012-12-29 18:02  

#2  instant convertible roof
Posted by: Frank G   2012-12-29 16:09  

#1  Update
Posted by: tipper   2012-12-29 14:36