Highlights

  • Blast in Pakistan's commercial hub Karachi
  • 1 killed, at least 13 injured in attack
  • No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet

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Blast in Karachi: 1 killed, several injured in attack on Pakistan's commercial hub

A blast rocked Karachi late night on Thursday killing one and injuring at least 13 others; no group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

A roadside bombing targeted a van carrying Pakistani security forces in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing a passerby and wounding 13 people, police said.

Deputy Inspector General Sharjeel Kharal of the Sindh Police said the explosives had been planted on a bicycle.

Balochistan Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the bombing. BLA had also recently targeted Karachi university, which left 4 dead.

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Kharal told the Associated Press there was "no evidence" of any particular institution being targeted.

Police officers and explosives experts were seen examining vehicles damaged in the blast.

Rescuers took the victims to hospital, where some of the wounded were said to be in critical condition, authorities said.

(With AP inputs)

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