Two dead, 23 injured in bomb explosion near Karachi Imambargah
[Dawn] At least two people have been killed, along with 23 others injured, including two rangers, after an kaboom 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 Abbas Town, DawnNews reported.
Eight of the injured are said to be at death's door.
The blast took place near the Jamia Masjid Imambargah Mustafa at Abul Hassan Isphahani Road.
Eyewitnesses said that the blast took place near a barrier at the entrance of Abbas Town. Both sides of the road had been cordoned off due to security arrangements.
Ambulances have rushed towards the scene of the blast and have taken the injured to nearby hospitals.
Reports said that firing was heard near the gathering after the kaboom.
Nearby shops were damaged in the kaboom, while windows at nearby buildings have also been shattered.
Police and Rangers have sealed off the area. Electricity in the area has also reportedly gone.
According to police officials, the bomb had been placed on a cycle of violence. They said that six kilograms of explosives material was used in the attack.
The bomb disposal squad said that three to four kilograms of explosives had been used in the blast.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-19