Five killed; several injured in Burns Road blast

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KARACHI: At least five people were killed and several others injured when an explosion occurred near Karachi’s Burns Road area in the early hours of Wednesday, DNA reported. According to initial reports, a remote-controlled bomb blast took place near Burns road, targeting a convoy of Sindh High Court’s senior judge Justice Maqbool Baqar, who was injured as a result of the explosion.

Moreover, the blast also damaged a motorcycle and a police mobile.

Soon after the explosion occurred, police, Rangers personnel and rescue team workers reached the site of the incident.

Security personnel cordoned off the area as investigations into the incident went underway.

The casualties were subsequently shifted to Civil Hospital.