KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from an overnight grenade attack on a truck carrying girls and formative years in Karachi rose to 12 on Sunday.
Attackers focused the truck on Saturday evening because it shuttled an prolonged family from a wedding ceremony in a western Karachi neighborhood, killing nine americans and wounding nine others.
Dr. Qarar Abbasi at the metropolis’s main Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Scientific institution acknowledged three of the injured died during treatment, raising the death toll to 12. The remainder of the injured had been in steady situation. He acknowledged seven girls and 5 formative years had been amongst the unimaginative.
Raja Umar Khitab, a counterterrorism officer, acknowledged investigators maintain figured out pieces of a Russian made hand grenade from the scene shut to Mawach Goth. He told a local tv internet site that proof silent suggested culprits had been chasing the truck from and threw the grenade in the truck crowded by girls and formative years.
Javed Akbar Riaz, a senior police officer, acknowledged larger than 20 girls and young formative years from an prolonged family had been riding in the truck, returning from a wedding ceremony when the attack came about.
No person has yet claimed the accountability for the attack. The motive for the bombing used to be no longer identified, though police had been instant to rule out sectarian violence.
Karachi police chief Imran Yaqub Minhas after the incident denounced it as an “act of terrorism” on the country’s Independence Day, distinguished on Saturday.
Also amid occasion of the Independence Day across the country, militants attacked a safety patrol in the restive southwestern Baluchistan province, triggering a shootout that left three militants and a soldier unimaginative shut to Shahrig in the Loralai district.
In a short assertion, the navy acknowledged there used to be an alternate of gunfire after militants opened fireplace on a safety automobile and that two squaddies had been also wounded during the alternate.
No person claimed accountability for that attack as smartly, nevertheless Baluch separatist groups maintain in most cases claimed such attacks in most recent years.
Baluchistan has been the scene of frequent militant attacks and a long-running insurgency by groups seeking independence for the mineral- and gasoline-rich province bordering Iran and Afghanistan. The Pakistani Taliban even maintain a presence there.