Karachi: At least one person was killed and eight others were injured in a powerful blast targeting a senior anti-terrorism police officer in Karachi on Thursday night. The injured include two women and police personnel.
The blast took place in Karachi's Gizri vicinity and was heard miles away.
According to reports, the attack targeted senior anti-terror police officer, Senior Superintendent of Police, Farooq Awan.
Awan was travelling in his bomb proof vehicle when it was attacked.
Police said that over 50kg of explosives were used in the blast.
Awan and several others were rushed to a private hospital for emergency medical aid.
Awan started his police career in 1982. He is a highly decorated police officer who has served a greater part of his 31-year career in anti-terrorism investigations.