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1 killed in Pak blast

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

The explosion occurred in Malir area of Karachi at a unit that makes cement blocks used in constructing houses.

One of the four injured men was in a critical condition, officials at Jinnah Hospital said.

Rescue teams took the injured to hospital while a bomb disposal squad swept the area.

Police officials said the bomb was apparently planted yesterday to target a Shia procession.

Security forces cordoned off the area and prevented the public and media from approaching the site of the blast.

First Published: Mon, November 26 2012. 12:35 IST