Death toll in Karachi grenade attack on mini truck reaches 13

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Karachi (Staff Report/Agencies): Death toll in Karachi grenade attack on mini truck has reached 13.

At least 13 people were killed and several others injured when a mini truck exploded in the city on Saturday night.

According to police, attackers targeted the truck on Saturday evening as it shuttled an extended family from a wedding ceremony in a western Karachi neighborhood. The family belonged to Swat.

No one has yet claimed the responsibility for the attack. The motive for the bombing was not known, though police were quick to rule out sectarian violence.

Earlier, Counter Terrorism Department Incharge Raja Umar Khattab told the media that initial investigations point to the possibility of a hand grenade attack.

“The grenade exploded before it could be lobbed inside the vehicle,” he said and added, that the assailants were “riding on motorcycles”.

He said bomb disposal squad said that they had found pieces of a “Russian-manufactured grenade”.