Karachi: At least five people including three brothers have been killed and 14 others injured after an explosive material went off near the election office of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in North Nazimabad area of Karachi, a metropolitan of Pakistan
Three brothers among 4 dead in the blast incident, said hospital’s administration.
According to reports, the blast occurred near MQM’s election office. The blast shattered the windows of buildings and cars surrounding the site of incident.
Our correspondent said that, Bomb disposal squad told him that at least 5-6 kilograms of explosives planted in a motor bike were detonated using remote control.
According to The News Tribe correspondent, DIG Zafar Abbas Bukhari told media that the blast occurred near the MQM unit 175 in Nusrat Bhutto Colony area of the North Nazimabad killing five people and injuring 14 others.
“Government number plate car –GL 0053– was used in the attack,” sources said adding that several cars and buildings were damaged in the attack.
The bodies and injured have been shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital of the city, MLO Dr. Sarwar told the correspondent.
Police and Rangers have cordoned off the area and started evacuating people over danger of second explosion, as it had happened in the past that successive blasts occur at same point causing more casualties in the second explosion.
Meanwhile, MQM Information wing has said that the blast occurred outside the closed party election office. The office was closed after a blast at Peoples Chowrangi area of the city.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain and President Asif Ali Zardari has condemned the incident.