Karachi explosion: Grenade attack on truck claims 13 lives

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

15th Aug, 2021. 11:08 am
Karachi Explosion Baldia Town

At least 13 people have been killed and others left wounded after a minor truck explosion in Karachi during the Independence Day celebrations on Saturday night.

According to the details, the truck explosion in Karachi was determined to be a grenade attack.

The death toll rose to 13 when a six-year-old injured boy, Fahad succumbed to his injuries at the NICH. Seven injured are currently undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital Trauma Center.

Karachi Administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui confirmed that 11 people lost lives and nine others sustained injuries. Two of the injured are in critical condition. “Doctors are doing their best to save the lives of the injured & whatever treatment or surgery that needs to take place will be done,” he said in a tweet.

On the other hand, Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Keamari said the incident took place in the city’s Mawach Goth after the mini-truck driver had taken onboard a family from Baldia Town’s Pareshan Chowk.

“We cannot concretely say who was behind the attack. It may be a family dispute, which we are trying to ascertain, or it may be an act of terrorism. But unless we have solid evidence, we cannot provide a final verdict on this. It will be premature to say anything at this stage,” he said.

Moreover, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah directed police officials and the district administration to shift the injured to nearby hospitals.

The chief minister also sought a report from the provincial transport minister about the vehicle, enquiring whether the truck belonged to Sindh or another province.

He also directed the transport minister to provide details about the vehicle’s fitness certificate and the cause of the explosion.

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