Karachi: Thirty people were on Friday killed in a blast in Lower Orakzai region of Hangu in Pakistan. As per reports, the explosion occurred outside a religious seminary. Forty people have been reported to be injured in the incident. Also Read - Coronavirus: Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi Tests Positive, Says Will Continue to Work From Home
All the injured have been shifted to a hospital. Meanwhile, authorities have cordoned off the area for further investigation into the matter. Also Read - Pakistan: 19 Sikh Pilgrims Dead, 60 Injured in Bus-train Collision Near Lahore
This is a developing story; more details awaited.
In another incident, two cops and three terrorists were today killed in firing near Chinese Consulate in Karachi’s Clifton area in Pakistan, news agency ANI reported. One person has been reported to be injured, the identity of whom is still to be ascertained. High Alert has been sounded across the country. According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Javed Alam Odho, the incident took place at around 9:30 AM, Geo TV reported. “Three to four men attempted to enter the Chinese consulate and fired upon being stopped by security guards,” sources said. The sources added that the security forces deployed outside the Chinese consulate retaliated to the firing. The blast was heard during the exchange of fire.