Pakistan's port city Karachi hit by a series of bomb blasts
Pakistan's largest port city Karachi was shaken Monday by a series of bomb blasts that injured over two dozen people, with at least one confirmed dead, police and paramedic sources said on Monday, reported dpa.
The five blasts occurred within a span of one hour in the densely populated northern and central parts of the city, consisting of mostly of working class people.
Two bombs exploded in Orangi town's Banaras area, dominated by ethnic Pashtun immigrants from the restive North-West Frontier Province, which is experiencing an Islamic insurgency.
A third occurred in Qasba Colony, also mostly inhabited by Pashtuns.
The other two 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 People's Party of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. dpa fa ns wjh