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Blast kills three in Karachi’s Landhi

Published Mar 14, 2013 08:29pm

Breaking News.

KARACHI: A bomb explosion killed at least three and injured five people on early hours of Friday in Karachi’s Landhi neighbouhood near Quaidabad police station, DawnNews reported.

Initial reports suggest the blast took place near Rangers’ headquarters in Quaidabad adjacent to Muzafarabad Colony killing at least three and injuring five people.

Police and other security agencies are reaching the site. Nature of the explosion is yet to be ascertained.

Injured are being shifted to hospitals, said rescue sources.

Police sources said the blast took place in an office of local cable operators, who had received threats to shut cable TV service in the area few days back.

Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad, by taking notice of the incident, has ordered the IG Sindh police for a probe report.

Earlier on Thursday, police had arrested six Pakistani Taliban militants and a large quantity of explosives was recovered from them. Moreover, another commander of the TTP Qari Bilal, involved in the murder of Parveen Rehman, was killed in a shootout with security forces in the city’s Manghopir area.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly