At least four people were killed and several others were injured in a car explosion inside the premises of the University of Karachi Pakistan, Pakistan media reported.
According to initial reports, the three people who sustained injuries — including a foreigner, a rangers’ officer and a private guard — were shifted to a private hospital in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, hospital officials confirmed to Geo News.
As per the report, the blast took place at 1:52pm in a van near Confucius Institute — a Chinese language teaching centre — at Karachi University. Following the blast, rescue and security agencies reached the location and cordoned off the areas, initiating rescue operations.
Quoting police sources, the report said that there were seven to eight people in the van; however, an exact number of casualties has yet to be reported.
The blast was initially reported to have been caused by a gas cylinder; however, the police haven’t confirmed or denied any information over the nature of the blast.
Sources further added that the victims were returning to Confucius Institute from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA).
They told Geo News that two foreigners were going towards the department from their guest house where the van exploded.