At least 10 people were killed Tuesday in bomb attacks in Pakistan's south and south-western regions, aid workers and officials said.
Most of the killings occurred in the southern port city of Karachi when two planted bombs ripped through the busy Haidri shopping area in the evening rush hours, creating panic, dpa reported.
Anwar Kazmi, spokesman of private Edhi ambulance service, said that "eight people were killed and 22 injured" in the blasts.
Police said that a remote control device was used to detonate the bombs which were packed with pellets and ball bearings to maximize loss to life and property. Private television said that a number of cars, motorbikes and nearby buildings were damaged in the attacks which were heard several kilometers away.
Last month police foiled a bombing attempt in the same area when they uncovered and defused a planted bomb.