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Blast heard in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area

An explosion has been heard near Maskan Chowrangi in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal area on Wednesday. 

According to the media reports, nature of the blast has not yet been ascertained.

Police and Rangers have reached the spot and launched a rescue operation.

A day earlier, five people were wounded when a bomb exploded at the entrance of a bus terminal near Sheerin Jinnah Colony.

Police investigators said it was an improvised explosive device (IED) that was planted at the gate of the terminal. According to them, a bicycle rigged with some explosive material [the IED] was parked at the site a little after 3:30pm. It blew up wounding five people.

Citing the initial investigation, SSP South Sheeraz Nazeer said that the bomb weighed one kilogram and contained ball bearings.

*This is a developing story

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