Karachi suicide attack: Japanese nationals unharmed; 2 personnel dead

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Screengrab of the Karachi suicide bomb blast

On Friday, a deadly suicide blast shook Karachi, Pakistan, targeting a vehicle transporting Japanese nationals. The attack resulted in at least two fatalities, while miraculously, all five foreigners in the vehicle survived.

According to Abrar Hussain Baloch, spokesperson for the police, the Japanese survivors have been relocated to a secure location under police custody. Despite the severity of the attack, there has been no immediate claim of responsibility from any group.

Karachi Police have confirmed the nature of the incident, labeling it a suicide attack. Additionally, another vehicle sustained damage in the explosion. Details emerged that while one assailant detonated himself, the other was neutralized by law enforcement forces.

Further investigations revealed that the targeted foreign nationals were employed in the export processing zone. Among the casualties, three individuals sustained injuries and were promptly transported to medical facilities. Two of the injured are reported to be in critical condition. The identified victims include security guards Noor Muhammad and Langar Khan, along with passerby Salman Rafiq.

The attack on foreign nationals have increased significantly in Pakistan. Last month, a convoy of Chinese engineers working at Dasu dam was targeted in a suicide attack in Besham, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 6 people, including 5 Chinese engineers were killed in the attack.

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