KARACHI: The death toll in a mini truck blast near Mowach Goth area of Karachi has risen to 13.
A tragic incident took place in Mowach Goth of Baldia Town area of Karachi at 9:45 Saturday night as a result of which seven women and six children became victims of terrorism. The death toll from the blast has risen to 13, while seven people are being treated at the Civil Hospital.
It is unfortune that balst took place on Independence in the provincial capital of Sindh.
The blast took place inside a mini truck. The unfortunate family had come to Baldia Town Abidabad to attend the wedding by renting a mini truck from Landhi Sherpao Colony.
It was initially called a cylinder explosion, but the bomb disposal squad said it was clear from the marks on the truck that a grenade had been used in the attack.
Karachi Police Chief Imran Yaqub Minhas told Geo News that a Russian-made grenade was used in the attack, the lever of which was also found at the scene.
A Jamaat-e-Islami spokesman said the dead were family members of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Meraj Khan Swati.
The victims of the tragic bombing were said to be the family members of Awami National Party’s ex-provincial joint secretary Farman Ali Khan and Mairaj Swati – Jamaat-e-Islami’s ex-UC Nazim Daud Chowrangi area in Karachi. Mairaj Khan’s wife and a daughter are said to be among the deceased.
Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi Naeem-ur-Rehman said that Meraj Khan Swati’s wife, one granddaughter and two sister –in-laws were killed in the blast while Meraj Swati’s daughter was injured.
Chief Minister seeks report
Sindh Chief Minister expressed deep sorrow over loss of life in mini bus blast and has sought a detailed report of the vehicle from the Transport Minister.
He asked that, was the mini truck from Sindh or from another province? Was the car fit or not? What caused the cylinder to explode?
Liaqat Askani visits hospital
Special Assistant to CM Sindh Liaqat Askani reached Shaheed Benazir Trauma Center reached Civil Hospital. He met families of blast victims and assured all possible help. Liaqat Askani, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh, shares the grief of the families of the victims.
Two days back at a high level law & order meeting Sindh Chief Minister was informed that no act of terrorism was reported in Karachi since January 2021.