Thirteen Reported Dead After Truck Explosion in Karachi, Pakistan

© AP Photo / K.M. ChaudaryA convey of ambulances , Pakistan (File)
A convey of ambulances , Pakistan (File) - Sputnik International, 1920, 15.08.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 13 people have been killed and several others injured in a mini-truck explosion in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, Geo TV reported on Sunday.
A preliminary investigation suggests it was a hand grenade attack, according to Geo TV.
"The grenade exploded before it could be lobbed inside the vehicle", Counter-Terrorism Department Head Raja Umar Khattab told reporters, adding that the assailants were "riding on motorcycles".
Among those dead was a 13-year-old boy, who succumbed to his injuries at a hospital. Seven others are undergoing treatment.
The police said the incident could have been the result of a family dispute or an act of terrorism. An investigation is underway.
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