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Blast Kills At Least Two In Karachi

A bomb blast has killed at least two people and wounded several others in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi.

The bomb went off outside a cigarette shop in the Khurram Abad neighborhood of Karachi, Pakistan's biggest city.

Local officials said three other shops and several vehicles were also damaged in the explosion.

Officials said a preliminary investigation showed that the explosive was planted on a motorcycle and detonated with a timer.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Karachi has had a long history of political, sectarian, and ethnic violence.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP