5 killed, 12 injured in Karachi blast

KARACHI: Five people were killed and 12 others sustained injuries in a bomb explosion at Burns Road, Karachi, Express News reported on Wednesday.

Police said Sindh High Court Justice Baqar Maqbool’s convoy was the target of the attackers. They added that explosive material was planted on a motorbike.

Police and rescue personnel have reached the area and injured – including Justice Maqbool – have been shifted to nearby hospitals. The affected area has been sealed for initial investigation.

The injured include four police personnel and a Rangers officer. The police officials and Justice Maqbool are said to be in critical condition.

Due to the intensity of the blast, a police mobile and two motorbikes were badly damaged.

The dead include the SHC judge’s driver and guard.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly. 

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