Karachi: At least seven persons were killed and more than fifteen others including a senior judge of Sindh High Court and three policemen injured in a blast at Burns Road area in the vicinity of Sindh secretariat, the provincial government headquarters on Wednesday morning.
According to police officials the bomb was planted in a motorbike and it was detonated by remote control.
The blast took place near the intersection of Urdu Bazaar Road and Court Road leading to Sindh High Court. The police officials opined that terrorists targeted the vehicle of senior Judge of Sindh High Court Justice Maqbool Baqar with a remote controlled bomb. A car, police van and a bike were destroyed in explosion. The blast also caused damage to nearby buildings.
The injured people have been shifted to Civil Hospital for treatment.
Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon confirmed death of seven. Talking to reporters he said one officer from the Rangers, five policemen and driver of the Justice were among the dead.
Police said Justice Baqar was rushed to hospital with injuries.