One killed, 13 injured as explosion rips through Karachi's Saddar area.

KARACHI -- At least one person was killed and thirteen were left injured in a blast that rocked the Saddar area of Karachi late Thursday night.

According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Sharjeel Kharal, several cars were also damaged during the blast while the windows of the nearby buildings were shattered.

He added that the nature of the blast is currently being determined by the bomb disposal squad, while the injured have been shifted to the city's Jinnah Hospital.

An emergency has been imposed in all public hospitals of Karachi, while sources at the Jinnah Hospital said that the condition of four individuals is serious.

Hospital sources added that the people brought to the hospital have sustained injuries caused by ball-bearings.

The deceased has been identified as Umar Siddiqui who worked at Jinnah Hospital.

According to the initial...

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