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India-Pakistan
Karachi Bus Explosion Kills Five
2012-12-30
[An Nahar] An kaboom on a bus in Pakistain's largest city Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Saturday left at least five people dead and maimed 35 others, police said.

It was not immediately clear what had caused the blast in Sadar, a congested shopping area of Bloody Karachi, officials said, adding that a bomb disposal team was trying to determine whether it was caused by a bomb or an exploding compressed natural gas cylinder.

"At least five people were killed and 35 others were maimed," police surgeon Jalil Qadir told Agence La Belle France Presse.

Bloody Karachi is in the grip of a long-running wave of militancy, political and sectarian violence.
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