Four killed in Karachi blast, TTP claims reponsibility
[Dawn] Four people were killed and at least 42 others had been injured in a blast in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Federal B Area locality on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

The blast, which took place near Federal B Area's Aisha Manzil, was heard as far as Bloody Karachi's Numaish area. The injured were shifted to hospitals and police had reached the site of the kaboom that reportedly took place near a furniture market.

The bomb appeared to have been planted on a cycle of violence parked within the vicinity of the blast site. Police sources said that the kaboom was caused by a remote-controlled bomb.

Sources said that some of the injured are at death's door and that one of the people who was killed was a Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) worker.

The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain has grabbed credit for the attack on the rally in Bloody Karachi and has warned that it will carry out more attacks on MQM workers and leaders.

The TTP front man Ehsanullah Ehsan speaking to Dawn.Com said that their activists had targeted the MQM workers and that the attack was a warning, stating that more attacks are likely to come after it.

He also cautioned the general public to avoid participating in MQM and Awami National Party (ANP) rallies, otherwise they would be responsible for their losses.

The blast has been strongly condemned by a number of political figures, including President Asif Ali Ten Percent Zardari
... husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who has been singularly lacking in curiosity about who done her in ...
, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, MQM chief Altaf Hussain and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...

The MQM's Coordination Committee announced that a day of mourning will be observed on Wednesday in the aftermath of the kaboom. They said that transport and business activities will not be suspended during the day of mourning.

Tuesday's kaboom took place days after a powerful blast inside an inter-city bus near Bloody Karachi's Cantonment Railway Station killed at least six people and left at least 50 others, including women and kiddies, injured.

Posted by: Fred 2013-01-02