Sunday, February 14, 2010

Karachi ( Dadu blast)

KARACHI: An explosion ripped through the Cinema Chowk in Dadu on Sunday, killing three people in an area that has avoided much of the Taliban-led violence that has plagued the country.Authorities were investigating the nature of the blast, said local police chief Ghazi Salahuddin, AP reported.The explosion damaged several buildings in the area, including a sweet shop that bore the brunt, said eyewitness Ghulam Nabi Panwar. "It was a huge blast, but it mainly destroyed the sweet shop and the rickshaw in front of the shop," said Panwar.The explosion wounded nine people, who were brought along with the three who died to the main hospital in Dadu, said hospital official Rafiq Kolachi, AP reported. APP quoted police saying that six out of the 16 injured had been shifted to the Liaquat Medical College Hospital Hyderabad.Separately, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah condemned the blast in Dadu.According to an official statement, the CM has sought a report from the inspector general Sindh Police on the incident. He has also directed the Dadu district coordination officer and Health executive district officer to provide immediate relief to the injured, APP reported. agencies



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