Thursday Nov 14, 2013

Three bomb attacks near Karachi Muharram gatherings wound 12

KARACHI: At least twelve people were wounded in three separate bomb attacks targeting mourners in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi late Wednesday, police said.

The blasts took place as members of Shia community were holding processions on the eighth day of the holy month of Muharram, when
they mourn the seventh century martyrdom of Imam Hussain (RA), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), along with his family members.

The first bomb Wednesday injured two people in central Karachi as mourners were gathering near a shrine, Farooqi said.

Minutes later, another bomb went off as rescue workers, police and media reached the site of the first blast, injuring six people including police.

The third blast took place in northern part of the city when unidentified attackers hurled a hand grndae near a gathering of mourners, wounding two police constables, he added.

DIG (West) Javed Odho, another senior police official confirmed the blasts.