One killed, dozens injured in Karachi bomb blasts (Second Lead)

July 7th, 2008 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Benazir Bhutto
Karachi, July 7 (DPA) At least one person was killed and over two dozen injured Monday in a series of bomb blasts in Pakistan’s largest port city Karachi, the police and paramedics said. The five blasts occurred within a span of one hour in the densely populated northern and central parts of the city, consisting of mostly working class people.

Two bombs exploded in Orangi town’s Banaras area, dominated by ethnic Pashtun immigrants from the restive North West Frontier Province.

A third occurred in Qasba Colony, also mostly inhabited by Pashtuns.

The other two blasts took place in central parts of the city, including near a private hospital owned by a cabinet member and close friend of Asif Zardari, widower and leader of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

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