Karachi Blast: 20 dead scores injured at Karachi Ashura procession
At least 20 people were killed and 45 others wounded in a powerful blast in the front part of Karachi’s main Ashura procession that just arrived in front of Denso Hall at MA Jinnah Road.
Police sources said that the blast was a suicide attack.
The blast triggered stampede and panic among the mourners, who pelted stones at the police vehicles. Some eyewitnesses said they have heard some gunshots on the occasion.
The ambulances soon reached the blast site and shifted the injured to the hospitals, where emergency has already been declared.
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani condemned the blast that ripped through the main Ashura procession in Karachi.
In a separate message from London, Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned the bomb blast occurred at the Karachi’s main Ashura procession today.
Hussain appealed to the mourners to maintain calm after the blast. GEO NEWS