Another 30 wounded in attack targeting a convoy of vehicles passing by a mosque in city’s Delhi Colony area.
A powerful bomb exploded near a mosque in Karachi on Friday, killing at least four people and wounding 30 others, officials said.
The blast came outside a local mosque in the city’s Delhi Colony as worshippers were leaving after offering weekly Friday prayers. “Apparently a convoy of vehicles passing the mosque was targeted in the attack,” said Abdul Khaliq Sheikh, a senior police official. “The convoy had three vehicles including one government car. It is not yet clear who was the target.”
Sagheer Ahmed, the health minister for Sindh province, told reporters that the blast killed four people and wounded 30 others, five seriously.
Sheikh said that a motorcycle was used in the attack, but it was also not immediately clear whether it was a suicide attack or a planted bomb.
The Pakistani government is in talks with the umbrella Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group to end their bloody seven-year insurgency, but the Mohmand chapter has rejected the peace process and claimed responsibility for recent attacks on security personnel. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for Friday’s bombing.