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7 killed in explosion in Pakistan's Karachi
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Seven people were killed in an explosion in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi on Monday, local TV channel DAWN NEWS reported.



A boy mourns the death of his relative after a bomb attack in Karachi Jan. 14, 2008.


The blast occurred at the gate of Gul Ahmed Textile Mills in northern Karachi, said the report.


According to DAWN NEWS, a bomb was planted in a motorcycle and later detonated, leaving seven people dead and 26 others injured.


Another private TV channel Ary One World put the death toll at 9. It said that the explosive device was attached to a fruit cart.


The injured have been shifted to hospitals in Karachi, where a state of emergency has been declared.


President Pervez Musharraf strongly condemned the blast.


The blast in Karachi came just three day after a suicide blast, which left more than 20 people, mostly policemen dead, in Lahore.


Security forces started a massive operation against militants in South Waziristan tribal area on Saturday.


(Xinhua News Agency January 15, 2008)

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