Terrorist attack: 43 killed as Armed assailants fired on Ismaili community bus in Karachi
Reports suggest 25 men and 16 women have been killed. There were around 60 passengers, including children, on the bus.
Witnesses say six men came on three motorbikes, entered the bus and fired indiscriminately. Most passengers were reportedly shot at close range.
The bus driver is believed to have been shot first. Many of the dead had head wounds. TV footage showed a pink bus covered in bullet holes.
“There were six terrorists on three bikes. They got off the bikes, climbed the bus and opened fire using 9 mm rifles,” a senior police officer told reporters.
The bus reportedly belongs to the Al-Azhar Garden Colony, which is an Ismaili community housing project in Karachi.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. AKDN.ORG