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Bomb explodes in crowded area of Pakistani city of Karachi

Published on Jan 1, 2013 11:30 PM

KARACHI (REUTERS) - A bomb exploded in a crowded area of Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding 21, police said.

Two of the injured were in a critical condition, police spokesman Imran Shaukat said.

It was not immediately clear what was the target of the blast in the Aisha Manzil area of Karachi. The explosion was heard several kilometres away.

Karachi is home to 18 million people and is the financial capital of Pakistan.

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