Soldiers cordon off the site of a motorcycle bomb blast in Karachi. Photo by Reuters
A bomb has exploded in a crowded area of Pakistan's southern
port city of Karachi, killing at least two people and
Two of the injured were in a critical condition, police
spokesman Imran Shaukat said. The bomb appeared to have been
planted on a motorbike.
It was not immediately clear who or what was the target of
the blast in the Aisha Manzil area of Karachi, although a
political rally was happening nearby. The explosion was heard
several kilometres (miles) away.
Karachi, home to 18 million people, is the financial capital
of Pakistan but has been plagued by Islamic militancy as well
as violent crime