4 injured in blast in Karachi

Islamabad, Jan. 14 (Xinhua-ANI): At least four people were injured when a blast went off near a fuel station in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Monday morning, reported local media Geo.

According to the local media reports, the blast took place at about 11:10 a.m. local time inside a cafeteria near a fuel station in Karachi's southern Defense area.

The cafeteria caught fire following the blast.

All the four injured people have been rushed to Jinnah Hospital in the city.

Doctors of the hospital said one of the injured has received 67 percent of burn injures and is in critical condition.

Police and fire fighters quickly arrived at the blast site and managed to bring the fire under control before it could spread to the adjacent fuel station.

Police are still trying to figure out the nature of the blast, said local media.

The blast has caused a great panic among the residents living in the nearby areas as the country has repeatedly been hit by bomb attacks over the last few days.

On Thursday night, a twin bomb terror attack in the country's southwest city of Quetta has so far claimed 86 lives and wounded more than 120 others. The attack has triggered a nation-wide protest, which eventually led to the downfall of the Balochistan government on Monday. (Xinhua-ANI)


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