Suicide Bomber Strikes Karachi: 40 dead, 95 injured
The Ashura - tenth day of Moharram procession was moving peacefully, as thousands of men and women - mourners remembering the sacrifices of Prophet Mohammad's family in Kerbala - commemorate the day each year in this Islamic month when a suicide bomber struck the crowds, killing at least 20 and injuring over 60 people so far. Apparently 16 persons are seriously injured.
Angry mourners started to burn vehicles and shops in the centre of the city of Karachi where the blast happened. Some ten thousand security personel, including police were deployed in the city out of which six thousand were moving with the procession on M A Jinnah Road, which is one of the main arteries of the city.
KARACHI: Twenty people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia procession on Karachi's M.A. Jinnah on Monday, CCPO Waseem Ahmed said.
Meanwhile, hospital sources confirmed that 19 people were killed in the incident.
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Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan