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Blast in Karachi, hand grenades found at site

Blast in Karachi, hand grenades found at site

The deafening blast took place at a house located in Balida town.

Karachi: Six people were killed on Friday in a massive explosion at a house in the commercial capital of Pakistan, police said.

The deafening blast took place at a house located in Balida town area.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (West) Abdul Majeed Dasti told Geo TV that six people were killed and the bodies were trapped under the rubbles of the house that caved in due to the explosion.

Two hand grenades, a suicide jacket and a Kalashnikov were found at the blast site.

The bomb disposal squad was looking for explosives.

There has been a string of terror strikes, including huge bombings, across Pakistan last year. The Taliban had dramatically stepped up terror assaults after the Pakistani Army took them on in South Waziristan region.

One of the worst attacks took place in Peshawar on October 28 last year when 117 people were killed in an explosion that ripped through a crowded market.
first published:January 08, 2010, 10:10 IST