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Blast At Pakistani Gambling Den Kills At Least 15, Dozens Injured

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Officials say at least 15 people have have been killed in a blast in one of the largest gambling dens in the volatile Pakistani city of Karachi.

Some 30 people are reported to have been wounded in the explosion.

The motive for the attack in Karachi late on April 21 is not known, although criminal and Islamist violence is quite common in the city.

Local police chief Iqbal Mehmood said: "We are investigating if it was an act of terrorism or the result of some internal rivalry."

Police officer Irshad Sehar says 30 people were wounded in the blast. He says it was not immediately clear whether the bomb was planted or thrown.

He says scores of people were inside the club playing cards and other gambling games.

compiled from agency reports