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Explosion in Karachi’s DHA area injures five

Cylinder Blast

KARACHI: Five people were injured on Sunday when a cylinder exploded in a residential apartment located in the upscale Defence Housing Authority.

A rescue source confirmed that five people were injured in the incident. Rescue teams reached the site of incident and shifted the injured to Jinnah Hospital, where they are being administered medical aid.

Karachi’s law and order situation improved in last couple of years after the law enforcement agencies launched targeted operations to capture criminal elements.

A major military operation, launched in 2013, is credited with slashing Karachi’s murder and kidnapping rates. But the clampdown has drawn protests from opposition politicians who say their party members have been targeted, and activists who accuse security forces of widespread human rights abuses.

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