Powerful explosion Near CID Office more than 100 peoples injured and 15 killed
Six people were killed and several others sustained severe injuries when a powerful blast ripped through Central Investigation Department (CID) office located near the Chief Minister House and PIDC. CID building along with 10 other nearby buildings has completely demolished. Banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility of the attack.
According to CCPO Karachi, few unidentified persons reached outside the CID office and started indiscriminate firing at CID check post. Afterwards, a vehicle came and a power explosion occurred, the CCPO added. Ambulances and rescue teams rushed to the blast site and shifted the dead bodies and injured to Jinnah and Civil hospitals where emergency was declared. At least 60 injured have been transferred to Jinnah Hospital. Several people are still trapped under the debris of the buildings. A heavy contingent of police and law enforcement agencies arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area. Three suspected people have been arrested from the blast site.
Interior Minister Sindh Zulfikar Mirza has confirmed that 6 people have been killed in the blast. He said that the blast was similar to the explosion occurred in Marriot Hotel Islamabad.
on other side…
Some seven people lost their lives in various incidents of firing and target killing in Karachi, pushing the toll in the last 48 hours to 19, Dunya News reported on Thursday.
Dead body of one Saqib (25) was recovered from Afshani Gali, Lyari besdies another decapitated body. A 25-year-old motor mechanic Abid was shot dead at Khadda Market, while Yousf Khan (40) got killed in Sohrab Goth. In a similar incident, Shadabul Hasan succumbed to his gun shots in New Karachi Sector-11. In Malir, tortured body of Irfan (20) was recovered.