At least three persons were on Thursday killed and 22 injured when a powerful bomb exploded outside a mosque in Karachi’s Delhi Colony, minutes after Friday prayers.
The bomb was planted in a rickshaw which was parked near the mosque, police official Khaliq Sheikh said.
Three persons were killed while 22 others were injured in the blast that occurred soon after the Friday prayers in the Gizri area near the upscale Clifton locality.
This is the first time that such a major explosion has taken place in the Gizri area, close to Clifton.
“There is a deep crater near the blast but we are investigating and someone could have been a target,” he said.
Television footage showed that the blast caused massive damage with the wall of a nearby house completely destroyed and windows of nearby buildings shattered.
Geo channel reported that at least 10 vehicles, six rickshaws and many motorcycles were completely destroyed or damaged in the blast.