Explosion rips through office in Karachi

An explosion tore through a building housing foreign companies in Pakistan's southern port city Karachi, setting its top floors ablaze.

    Karachi is Pakistan's commercial capital

    The blast happened late Friday at the 10-storey Kawish Crown Plaza building near Karachi's Quaid-e-Azam international airport at about 1530 GMT, AFP reported


    It was not immediately clear if anyone was killed or injured in the explosion.


    “There was a blast at Kawish Crown Plaza building and we are trying to find out if there were any casualties," a police spokesman, who declined to be named, said.



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