Karachi hit by series of blasts

One person is killed as six low-intensity devices are detonated in Pakistan city.

    At least 30 people were injured in the blasts [AFP]

    Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder said that the devices used on Monday were "amateur" and had been planted in Pashtun dominated areas.

    Babar Khattak, the provincial police chief, said the 150g-200g bombs may have been intended to provoke ethnic unrest.

    "It seems the series of blasts was carried out to create harassment and fear among the citizens," he said.

    The bombs had been hidden in motorcycles, bicycles and auto-rickshaws.

    The police said five men had been detained. There has been no claim of responsibility.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.