KARACHI, May 13,2022- No group has claimed the responsibility of Thursday night’s blast taken place in Saddar area of Karachi, in which one person was killed and eight others injured.
Initial reports suggested that no group has claimed the responsibility of Thursday night’s blast taken place in Saddar area of Karachi, in which one person was killed and eight others injured.
Later Sindh Revolutionary Army claimed the responsibility of Saddar blast.
One person, identified as Omar Siddique, a resident of Buzrata Line Karachi, was killed in the explosion in Karachi’s busiest business district.
According to the family, deceased Omar Siddique was employee of the Jinnah Hospital.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali sought report from IG Sindh Police.
The bomb disposal squad said that the explosives were planted in the carrier behind the bicycle. An investigation is underway into the blast in Saddar area of Karachi.
Bomb Disposal Squad officials said the bomb weighed two to two and a half kilograms and was homemade. The bomb was detonated using a timed device.
According to the Bomb Disposal Squad, ball bearings were used in the bomb and the explosives were manufactured locally.
DIG South, Sharjeel Kharal, said the explosives were planted in a bicycle, no institution or a specific vehicle was target.
Police said a Coast Guard vehicle was passing by at the time of the blast, which exploded nearby.
A spokesman for Jinnah Hospital said that one person was killed and seven others were injured in the blast.
The names of those injured in the blast in Saddar area of Karachi have come to light.
According to a report released by Jinnah Hospital, 24-year-old Shahrooz, 26-year-old Zahid, 14-year-old Farzan, 42-year-old Muhammad Amir, 18-year-old Imran Ahmed, 17-year-old Abdul Manan and 30-year-old Wali Muhammad were injured in the blast.
According to police, the blast took place outside United Bakery and a hotel near Murshid Bazaar, where there is a lot of activity at this time of night due to hotels and eateries.
Coast Guard sources said that the Coast Guard vehicle was not targeted in the blast in Saddar.
Coast Guard sources said there was a Coast Guard vehicle a short distance from where the blast occurred, and all the occupants of the vehicle were safe.
Administrator Karachi Syed Murtaza Wahab visited the spot and also reached Jinnah Hospital to enquire the injured.
The incident took place less than a month after a suicide bombing at the Karachi University Confucius Institute killed three Chinese academics and their local van driver.
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said that there was no advance notice regarding the blast. The Chief Minister has directed to impose emergency in all hospitals.