At least 11 people were killed and several others injured when attackers hurled a grenade at a truck in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi on Saturday evening. Police said that about 20 people, including women and children, were on the truck and they were returning after attending the wedding ceremony. The attack took place in the city of Baldia in Karachi. No organization has claimed responsibility for the attack and there are conflicting reports about how the blast happened. A report said that some unidentified people threw grenades at the truck, while some say that there was an explosion inside the truck.
A report said that some unidentified people threw grenades at the truck, while some say that the truck exploded inside. Condemning the attack, Karachi Police Chief Imran Yakub Minhas said, “11 people have been killed in the blast which was the result of the grenade attack.” He said 11 bodies have been recovered, including six women and four. Children are included. He said that the investigation regarding the blast is going on. He quoted some eyewitnesses as saying that some people on motorcycles threw grenades and fled .
Suspected terrorist attack
Raja Umar Khattab, a senior official of the counter-terrorism department, said that it appeared to be a terrorist attack which was carried out to spread fear and terror among the people in the city. Jang newspaper quoted a Bomb Disposal Squad official as saying they suspected the blast was caused by a bomb blast, as they found shrapnel, nails and bolts in the wreckage of the truck, which are commonly used to make country-made bombs. are done.