At least 10 killed, 57 wounded in Multan bombing
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): At least people were killed on Sunday night when a bomb exploded near a rickshaw stand in the Multan district of Pakistan’s Punjab province, officials said.
The district police chief, Azhar Akram, told local news channels that the explosion occurred after a collision between a rickshaw and a motorcycle. Fifty-seven people were wounded, some critically.
He told DawnNews: “It seems that the bomb was attached to the motorbike.” Police found ball bearings at the site of the incident -- the crowded Vihari Chowk area.
With a bomb disposal squad investigating the incident, some reports said the explosion had resulted from a gas cylinder in the rickshaw. Up to eight rickshaws were damaged by the blast.
But the police officer insisted the blast occurred when the motorcycle carrying explosives collided with a rickshaw. Intelligence agents also confirmed the explosives were being moved for a terrorist activity.
TV footage showed the injured being evacuated to hospital and police cordoning off the area. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack in Multan, a city dotted with many seminaries.
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