Monday, November 24, 2014


Pakistan

Pakistani Blast Kills 11 Children At Soccer Game

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An explosion at a soccer field has killed at least 11 and wounded more than 20 others in Karachi, Pakistan's Geo TV has reported.

Local police official Razaq Dharejo said a bomb exploded near the vehicle of a provincial minister early on August 7.

Javed Naghori had just finished watching a late-night match between two local children's teams when the bomb, which was attached to a motorcycle parked outside the stadium, went off.

Naghori was unharmed.

Local lawmaker Sania Naz said those killed were between 6 and 15 years old.

Hospital officials said some of the wounded were in critical condition.

"A match was being played. When the match ended, we came out and as soon as we came out there was a blast," one of the wounded told reporters.

"Everyone started running in panic. Many people were hit, which scared everyone."

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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