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Ten traveling home from wedding killed in grenade attack in Karachi

At least 10 people, including women and children traveling home from a wedding ceremony, were killed on Saturday (August 14) night when an open truck was targeted in a grenade attack in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi, police said. 

The motive for the attack, as Pakistan celebrated Independence Day, was not immediately clear. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Two people were critically injured. 

Raja Umar Khattab, a senior official of the Karachi police counter terrorism department told Reuters that an initial investigation suggested the use of a grenade, apparently motorcyclists carried out the attack. 

“Reportedly, it looks like that a grenade or a cracker bomb has been thrown to this vehicle as a result of which this blast occurred,” senior police official Imran Yaqoob told reporter at the crime scene.

Last week, three people were killed in two separate grenade attacks in the southwestern city of Quetta, provincial capital of Balochistan province. The two attacks were claimed by a Baloch separatist organization. 

(Production: Shahabuddin Shahab, Waseem Sattar, Edward Baran)

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