Four people were killed and nearly 57 injured in two separate bomb attacks on buses ferrying naval personnel to work in Karachi on Tuesday

Four people were killed and nearly 57 injured in two separate bomb attacks on buses ferrying naval personnel to work in Karachi on Tuesday. All four killed, including a lady doctor, were naval employees and 50 of the injured also worked for the Pakistan Navy.

The two blasts took place in quick succession; the first in the upmarket Defence Housing Area and the second in the Baldia Town neighbourhood. In both cases, the bomb was planted along the regular route of the bus and detonated by a remote controlled device. While the first bomb was packed into a motorcycle, the second was thrown into a garbage dump.

No terrorist organisation claimed responsibility for the two blasts till evening. Though Karachi is crime-prone and has seen considerable violence in recent months including an explosion at a gambling den last week in an apparent gang war, police suspect Tuesday’s explosions to be the handiwork of terrorists.

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