Pakistan: 4 dead in twin blasts near Navy buses in Karachi

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Karachi, April 26: In yet another instance of terrorist attack in the troubled nation of Pakistan, two bombs exploded near buses carrying navy officials in Karachi. Referred as the first such attack on the military in seven years in the city, four people were dead and 56 injured.

According to Police officials, the bombs that targeted the buses in two different parts of the city exploded at the same time using remote controlled devices. A senior police official has been quoted by the Reuters as saying, "Explosive devices were planted on the road and they exploded as the buses were passing. Both buses were carrying navy officials."

A spokesman for the Pakistan Navy informed that a junior naval officer and a female doctor were among the casualties. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Reuters has quoted Tasneem Noorani, a security analyst and former interior secretary as saying, "It appears to be part of the same militant campaign but I don't see any logic in targeting the navy because unlike army and air force they are not involved in any operations against the militants."

She added, "They may have targeted navy out of desperation because the other forces (air force and army) may have become very careful and are difficult to attack."

Karachi is the biggest city in Pakistan and is their equivalent of India's Mumbai. It houses the country's central bank, the main stock exchange and two main ports. It is also the main base for the Pakistan navy.

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