KARACHI: Several people were injured in a cracker bomb attack on Jamaat e Islami (JI)’s Kashmir rally on Wednesday in Karachi.
Police and Rangers personnel are shifting the wounded to hospitals for medical assistance. The blast took place near Bait ul Mukarram Masjid in Gulshan e Iqbal, when the rally was moving towards Hassan Square.
According to initial reports, police said, a motorcycle rider hurled the cracker bomb on the rally which was held to condemn India’s illegal act of repealing of autonomous status of occupied Kashmir through abrogation of Article 370 A.
Huge contingent of law enforcers has arrived at the site of the incident. Rescue sources relayed that 10 people were injured in the attack.
An eye-witness said that the blast took place when JI Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeem was addressing participants of the rally. Hafiz Naeem said we would fight for Kashmir on every front. He blamed RAW agents for the attack.
“Such coward acts could not suppress our sentiments for the occupied valley,” he added.