Local residents gather at the site of a bomb explosion in Karachi, August 7, 2013. — Photo by AFP
Local residents gather at the site of a bomb explosion in Karachi, August 7, 2013. — Photo by AFP
A boy sits next to the body of a blast victim in an ambulance in Karachi. Most of those killed in the Lyari blast  were aged from six to 15 years old. -Photo by AFP
A boy sits next to the body of a blast victim in an ambulance in Karachi. Most of those killed in the Lyari blast were aged from six to 15 years old. -Photo by AFP
Local residents gather at the site of the bomb explosion. -Photo by AFP
Local residents gather at the site of the bomb explosion. -Photo by AFP
 Ranger stands guard at the site of a bomb explosion in Karachi. – Photo by Reuters/File
Ranger stands guard at the site of a bomb explosion in Karachi. – Photo by Reuters/File

KARACHI: A bomb blast in Karachi early on Wednesday killed seven people and wounded 26 others, police said.

The blast took place in the impoverished Lyari neighbourhood of the city after a football match.

“The bomb was planted on a motorbike that was parked outside the stadium, killing seven people, many of them teenage boys,” police official Tariq Dharejo told AFP.

Dharejo says the bomb went off near the vehicle of a provincial minister, Javed Nagori, who was leaving after witnessing a late night match between two local teams in Lyari, where football is very popular. Nagori escaped unharmed, and the dead included spectators and local residents.

Moreover, he said that the bomb was a remote-controlled device.

Local lawmaker Sania Naz from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) also confirmed the blast and put the death toll at 11.

She said those killed were aged from six to 15 years old.

The injured and bodies were shifted to the city's Civil Hospital and Jinnah Hospital.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan condemned the blast and also instructed the authorities to provide best medical facilities to the injured.


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saba qamar
Aug 07, 2013 06:45am

tragic and shameful act of violence.

True Indian
Aug 07, 2013 09:19am

excellent....u deserve this

Anees
Aug 07, 2013 10:58am

"..Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan condemned the blast and also instructed the authorities to provide best medical facilities to the injured..." THE END.

Hina Farooqui
Aug 07, 2013 12:54pm

Why terrerorist always kill poor ???????????????

Dilwer
Aug 07, 2013 01:12pm

God have some Mercy.

Abdullah Hussain
Aug 07, 2013 04:49pm

" Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan condemned the blast and also instructed the authorities to provide best medical facilities to the injured " ................................................................................................................................................... WOW what a great gesture, this will make the perpetrator shiver to death. When will these great men in power realize that the only solution available to bring back Karachi to its glorious past of unity in to deploy the army with swat like operation. Give army 30 days minimum to decimate the criminals, terrorists, bhatta khor, car & mobile snatcher across the board. All have failed, let the army do the work now. Just shedding crocodile tear is not enough to bring peace.

Shehzad
Aug 07, 2013 07:14pm

I grew up in Kalakot Lyari over 20 years ago. I remember watching and playing football at night in Lyari, now I live in USA. During the night Lyari looked like day.We ONLY had some drugs issues BUT not like this. Since I left ,Lyarri has only got worsen. -its sad

babar khan
Aug 07, 2013 10:11pm

there may be several reason behind this criminal act. may be some external enemy agency invole. may be internal rival groups involve. but one thing is so clear without geting education or with out understanding the negative aims of our enemies we can not stop these incedent to happen. and we will have to keep tolrating lossess.

khanm
Aug 08, 2013 11:46am

@Hina Farooqui: easy target i guess...