At Least 3 Dead, 15 Injured in an Explosion in Pakistan’s Biggest City Karachi Amid Political Crisis


by Shweta Sharma

Six people were injured in a blast at a bus stop on Tuesday in Karachi, with which over 15 million people is Pakistan’s biggest city. Police inspector in the South Karachi region confirmed the bomb had been installed at the gate of the bus terminal.

In a second explosion since Tuesday in Karachi, three people have been killed and at least 15 were injured in a blast on Wednesday. The blast took place in a multi-storey building in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the city, reported Geo TV.

Part of the residential building collapsed after the explosion.

The blast toppled part of a residential building…#Karachi

— Khurram Ansari (@khurram143) October 21, 2020

Blast in #Karachi..Several people were injured.

— Khurram Ansari (@khurram143) October 21, 2020

The nature of the blast has yet to be ascertained.

​On Tuesday, an explosion hit a bus stop in Karachi; police officials later said that it had been caused by a remotely-detonated bomb. It remains unknown who was behind the Tuesday explosion.

The explosions come amid political turmoil in Pakistan, as thousands are holding rallies against Prime Minister Imran Khan, whom they accuse of being installed by the military in an allegedly rigged 2018 election. The protesters are demanding his resignation.



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