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,
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
Another private TV channel Ary One World put the death toll at
9. It said that the explosive device was attached to a fruit
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
Security forces started a massive operation against militants in
South Waziristan tribal area on Saturday.
(Xinhua News Agency January 15, 2008)