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10 Killed over 40 Injured as Blast Targets ANP Office (Karachi)

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The death toll of a powerful blast in Awami National Party (ANP) corner meeting has mounted to 10 while over 40 injured have been confirmed now, News reports.

ANP Office Blast

ANP Office Blast

Earlier last night, a powerful blast wreck havoc in a corner meeting of the Awami National Party (ANP) at Mominabad area of Orangi Town in Karachi, leaving several killed and scores of others injured.

A powerful blast occurred exactly at that time when a prominent leader of the ANP, Bashir Jan, reached to attend the corner meeting in Mominabad. Bashir Jan is also contesting in upcoming polls as his partyโ€™s candidate from this area.

The sources present at blast site confirmed that over four dozen people sustained injuries and at least six persons expired on the spot.

The powerful and lethal blast was extremely loud and it had been heard in faraway places of the metropolis including Tower, Defense, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, North Nazimabad, and SITE areas.

The rescue teams and heavy contingents of police and rangers rushed towards the blast site immediately after the bang, started moving the bodies, and injured to hospitals without any delay. Many children were also included in the blast victims.

The injured and dead bodies were quickly moved to Abbassi Shaheed Hospital, Civil Hospital, and Jinnah Hospital for medical assistance where few blast victims are still in very critical condition.

Three bodies and 19 injured had been moved to Abbassi Shaheed Hospital, three more dead bodies and at least eight injured to Civil Hospital and 17 injured to Jinnah Hospital. Few slightly injured persons preferred to take medical assistance from the local clinics.

Later on, two more blast victims succumbed to injuries in hospital. Now another blast victim has succumbed to injuries in hospital and death toll has mounted to 9.

The death toll can mount further as at least eight injured are still in very serious condition, informed hospital sources.

Many cars, parked near the blast site, sustainedย  heavy damages and many neighboring buildings also damaged badly in the lethal blast.

President Zardari, Caretaker PM Khoso and Caretaker Interior Minister condemned the blast and issued orders for best possible medical assistance to the blast victims.

Mutahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain and other political leaders condemned the blast sternly.

ANP Chief Asfandyar Wali has also condemned the blast and vowed to take part in the polls, saying the terrorists are trying to harass liberal political parties and leaders with these attacks to keep away from the upcoming elections.

We will not be intimidated and would definitely take part in upcoming general elections despite all odds, added the ANP chief.

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