Head of suspected Karachi bomber foundNovember 14th, 2007 - 2:32 am ICT by admin
At least 138 people were killed and hundreds injured late on Thursday night as suspected suicide bombers tried to attack former Pakistani premier Benazir Bhutto’s convoy on her return to the country after eight-year self-imposed exile.
Two explosions went off a minute apart shortly after midnight near Karsaz close to the vehicle Bhutto was travelling in, at the head of a procession of hundreds of thousands of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) supporters who had flooded the streets of Karachi to welcome her.
The attack reportedly bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda and resembled assassination attempts by militants linked to the terrorist network on President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in recent years.
A state of high alert has been declared in Karachi.
Schools and colleges will remain closed in the city. A medical emergency has been declared at the Jinnah and the Civil Hospitals here.
Traffic was thin on the roads of Karachi on Friday, as a majority of the people decided to remain indoors. (ANI)
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