Nearly 40 People Injured in Grenade Attack at Rally in Pakistan - Reports

© REUTERS / AKHTAR SOOMROPolice officers guard at the cordoned site in Karachi
Police officers guard at the cordoned site in Karachi - Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 39 people were injured in a grenade attack at a rally in the Pakistani city of Karachi, media reported, citing officials.

According to the Dawn newspaper, the explosion occurred near the truck that was part of the rally near Bait-ul-Mukarram Masjid.

A majority of the wounded received "very minor injuries", while some were discharged, a local official said.

The Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army claimed responsibility for the attack through social media, the news outlet read.

The rally was held by the Jamaat-i-Islami* organization in connection with the first anniversary of India's abolition of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, whose territory is claimed by Pakistan.

* Jamaat-i-Islami is a terrorist organization banned in Russia

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