Three consecutive explosions kill 4 people in Pakistan
Three consecutive explosions, claimed by a separatist group, killed four people including two soldiers in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh on Friday, officials said.
Several suffered injuries in the blast.
Shadowy secessionist organization the Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army, which wants the province to break from the Pakistani federation, said it carried out the attacks.
One of the blasts took place in Karachi’s capital Sindh where a civilian died and eight others including a paramilitary soldier suffered injuries.
That explosion was outside a centre for distribution of government cash handouts, and police believe the target was a vehicle of the Sindh Rangers paramilitary force parked outside.
The second blast was reported in in Ghotki district, 500 km north of Karachi, in which two Rangers soldiers died along with a passerby, local police Chief Furrukh Ali.
The third blast took place in Sindh’s Larkana district, where no casualties were reported.
The Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army has carried out low-intensity attacks in the past, including blowing up train tracks, but its separatist fight has been less violent than that of neighboring Balochistan province.
“Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army claims the responsibility of Karachi, Ghotki and Larkana attacks,” it said in a Tweet.