A huge blast destroyed a security compound in Karachi, killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens. Police suspect the incident was a suicide attack.
A suspected suicide car bomb struck a police compound in a high security neighborhood in Karachi on Thursday. At least 15 people were killed and dozens were injured in the blast.
The injured were rushed to the local hospital for treatment.
The attack took place at the compound of the Criminal Investigation Department, near the provincial chief minister's home.
Police say the attackers opened fire and then rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the building.
The building is used to hold and interrogate a number of militants, included those from banned organizations. It was not immediately clear how many were inside at the time of the attack.
The blast left a deep crater in front of the building. The building was gutted and some parts of nearby buildings collapsed.