KARACHI: At least two people was killed and scores of others were injured in two back-to-back blasts near a unit of office of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Azizabad which is also home to the party’s Headquarter, Nine Zero.
Reportedly the first blast struck an MQM Unit office located near Moor Park in Azizabad Block 8, just a couple of kilometers away from its headquarter, Nine Zero, while the second one tore through the same area minutes after.
The second bomb is feared be even deadlier as it went off as the rescuers, law enforcers, volunteers, and media peronals thronged the attack site.
Police says the explosive device was planted in a rickshaw, a modus operandi the terrorists reportedly used in some of their early attacks in Karachi.
The emergency responders have stated rescue work as injured were being shifted to Abbassi Shaheed Hospital.
MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has vehemently denounced the bombings in Azizabad which also houses his party’s Headqaurters.
The blast smashed the window panes of the building surrounding the crime scene.
A series of bombings in recent weeks have targeted offices and candidates of MQM, Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), most of which took place in Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta in the run-up to the May 11 general elections