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Blast near Suparco bus in Karachi kills one, injures 15

July 11, 2012


KARACHI: At least one person was killed and 15 others wounded as an explosion ripped through a bus stand near Karachi’s Moach Goth, Baldia Town area, DawnNews reported.

The target of the attack appeared to be a bus from the national space agency Suparco (Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission) which was taking workers home, they said.

“It was a remote-controlled bomb and was planted on a bicycle. Looks like that bus was the target,” said Sharfuddin Memon, home ministry spokesman of southern Sindh province.

The injured were transported to Murshid Hospital. Hospital sources confirmed one person was dead, while five of the wounded were in critical condition.

Moach Goth is located in the suburbs of Karachi, near the Hub river Road, close to insurgency-hit Balochistan province.

Senior police officer Akram Naeem said the motive of the attack was unclear but confirmed the bus was the target.