Blasts in Karachi wound two
KARACHI: An explosion took place near Karachi’s Numaish chorwangi on Tuesday minutes before the Chehlum procession was scheduled to pass the area whereas another blast occurred in Orangi Town No 10 area injuring at least two persons, DawnNews reported.
The nature of the explosion near Capri cinema on MA Jinnah road in Numaish area of Karachi was not yet clear but television footage showed smoke rising from the blast site.
Police sources said that the explosives were planted on a pole for a signboard situated along the route of the Chehlum procession.
The explosion sparked panic among the people though no injuries were reported in the incident, according to initial reports.
The second blast in Orangi Twon No 10 area of the city took place minutes after the first explosion was reported.
At least two persons were reportedly injured in the incident.
Security persons reached the blast sites, which are located several kilometers apart, and cordoned off the areas.
Karachi is among various ‘sensitive’ parts of the country on the occasion of the Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain.
More than 10,000 army soldiers were working today with the civil administration in the city to maintain law and order.
Besides more than 10,000 Rangers personnel in the city, additional contingents had also been called from elsewhere in the province to remain standby.
The provincial government had already imposed a ban on pillion riding in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur and Larkana for Monday and Tuesday.
Moreover, cell phone services have also been suspended in 22 cities of Pakistan, including Karachi, as a security measure during the observance of Chehlum
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