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Pakistan: Blast in Karachi kills six on bus, 48 hurt

First published: December 29, 2012, 7:41 PM IST | Updated: December 29, 2012
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Pakistan: Blast in Karachi kills six on bus, 48 hurt
Eight of the wounded were in critical condition, said Seemi Jamali, a doctor at Jinnah Hospital.

Karachi: 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.

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