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Gambling club bomb kills 15, wounds 40 in Pakistan

From Nasir Habib, CNN
Pakistani policemen examine evidence at a bomb blast site in a gambling building in Karachi on April 21, 2011.
Pakistani policemen examine evidence at a bomb blast site in a gambling building in Karachi on April 21, 2011.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW: Police say the explosion was caused by a bomb
  • The blast happened Thursday in the port city of Karachi

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- At least 15 people were killed and 40 others wounded when a bomb exploded in a gambling club in Karachi, Pakistan, officials said Thursday.

Raja Umar Khitab, a senior police official in Karachi, said the bomb was placed under a table at the club and consisted of at least 2 kg (about 4.5 pounds) of explosive material. The blast made a crater at the site, he added.

The explosion happened in the port city's Ghass Mandi section, police spokesman Muhammad Saleem said.

 
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