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Karachi’s Kharadar area hit by IED blast

Karachi’s Kharadar area was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast Monday evening which resulted in one death and injuries to around 11 people.

An official statement by Karachi police’s media cell said that the blast was caused by an IED and that an ASI had been injured in it.

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A police and some other vehicles were damaged in the blast, the statement added.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the incident and said that the enemies of the people would be “dealt with an iron hand”.

Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi’s Head of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Trauma Centre told media that around 10 wounded people were brought to the hospital, among which six were critical.

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The blast occured near the oft-crowded Bolton Market of the Kharadar area. The wounded in the blast have been shifted to a hospital.

Witnesses have stated that the blast was heard in far-off areas.

The explosion comes following Thursday’s bomb blast in the city’s Saddar area which killed one and wounded 13.

The explosion took place near the United Bakery and caused substantive damage to property, including vehicles, in the area.

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