Pakistan blast hits Shia procession

Dozens dead in suspected suicide bombing in Karachi.

    A suicide bomber has blown himself up in Karachi. The attack happened during a procession of Shia Muslims on their holiest day.

    Mobs unleashed their anger after the blast, setting ablaze buildings, shops and cars, and attacked local police.

    Paramilitary forces have since taken control of central Karachi, and officials are appealing for calm, but already 30 people are dead, and more than 80 others injured.

    Al Jazeera's Roza Ibrahimova reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.