Three injured in blast near Chinese consulate in Karachi

A remote-controlled bomb was detonated close to the Chinese consulate in Karachi,leaving at least three people,including a paramilitary personnel,injured

Written by Press Trust Of India | Karachi | Published: July 24, 2012 1:11:08 am

A remote-controlled bomb was detonated close to the Chinese consulate in Karachi on Monday,leaving at least three people,including a paramilitary personnel,injured.

The blast,which took place around noon,caused panic in the area. “Initial investigations show that the bomb was planted on a motorcycle parked in the Institute of Hotel Management and it was detonated by a remote control,” Inspector-General of Police Fayyaz Leghari told reporters.

“We have also set a reward of Rs 1 million for any person who can provide us with valid information which can lead to the arrest of the people behind the blast.”

A car and up to three motorcycles parked nearby were also reported to have been destroyed.

The hotel management institute is located in the same lane next to the Chinese Consulate in Defence area.

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