Two injured in Karachi blast near Chinese consulate (Lead)July 23rd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) Two people were injured when a bomb exploded near the Chinese consulate in Karachi’s upmarket Clifton area Monday.
The blast took place around 11.30 a.m.
The bomb was fitted on a motorbike parked near a road barrier set up in front of the consulate, Xinhua quoted media reports as saying.
One of the injured was a member of a paramilitary force.
A consulate staff said no Chinese were injured in the attack. Two vehicles were damaged.
A bomb disposal squad said about eight to 10 kg of explosives were used to trigger the blast.
Clifton area is where former Pakistani president Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s mansion is located.
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