Blast in Karachi kills 3, injures 12

KARACHI: At least three persons were reported killed and twelve others injured in a powerful blast at a bus stop near People’s Chowrangi in North Nazimabad Karachi here on Tuesday, Aaj news reported.

According to reports, the blast occurred near MQM election office. The blast shattered windows of buildings near the site of incident.

The bomb was planted in a motorbike.

Police and rescue services reached the site of  incident soon after the blast and shifted the injured people to Abbasi Shaheed hospital.

MQM shuts election offices

Soon after the blast on Tuesday, MQM chief Altaf Hussain directed that all of his party’s elections cells to be closed temporarily.

The MQM leader further called on major political parties to condemn this crime.