Blast in Pakistan's Karachi kills six on bus, 48 hurt

KARACHI, Pakistan Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:30am EST

1 of 6. A rescuer (R) walks near an ambulance after a bomb explosion in a bus, in Cantonment area, Karachi December 29, 2012. A bomb went off on a bus in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Saturday killing six people and wounding 48, police and a hospital official said.

Credit: Reuters/Stringer

Related Topics

Photo

Under the Iron Dome

Sirens sound as rockets land deep inside Israel.  Slideshow 

KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb went off on a bus in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Saturday killing six people and wounding 48, police and a hospital official said.

Pakistan's commercial capital and biggest city has seen numerous militant attacks over the past 10 years and is also plagued by violence between rival ethnic-based factions.

The bus sustained serious damage in the explosion and a subsequent fire. While police said the bomb had been planted on the bus, provincial official Sharfud Din Memon said it was left on a motor-bike and went off as the bus passed.

Eight of the wounded were in critical condition, said Seemi Jamali, a doctor at Jinnah Hospital.

(Writing By Katharine Houreld; Editing by Robert Birsel)

FILED UNDER:
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (2)
sjfella wrote:
I fail to see how those animals ever expect to get public opinion on their side.

Dec 29, 2012 1:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
rishqo wrote:
@sjfella

They don`t expect that at all. You could expect such aspiration from those who fight for some causes, e.g. political or socio-economic change. Such battle might be fought, given some special conditions, even by carefully targeted violent means. This is certainly not the case. What is happening in Pakistan is largely “violence for just violence alone, blood-spilling for just blood-spilling alone”. It`s almost exclusively of criminal, not ideological or religious nature.

Dec 30, 2012 12:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.