A bomb blast killed at least 45 people and wounded dozens of others yesterday in a neighbourhood dominated by Shiites in Karachi, Pakistani officials said. Asif Hassan / AFP Photo
The bomb exploded outside a Shiite mosque as people were leaving evening prayers, said police official Azhar Iqbal. Men, women and children were among those killed and wounded. EPA
No one has claimed responsibility, but Sunni militants linked to Al Qaeda and the Taliban have targeted Shiites in the past, claiming they were heretics. Fareed Khan / AP Photo
Pakistani rescuers evacuate a victim from the site of the bomb blast Rizwan Tabassum / AFP Photo.
nitial reports suggested the bomb was rigged to a motorcycle, although a survey of the damage indicates there could have been additional explosives planted at the scene. Several buildings nearby had caught fire. Asif Hassan / AFP Photo
Pakistani investigators collect evidence at the site of a bomb blast. Asif Hassan / AFP Photo
Family members mourn family members killed in the blast. Athar Hussain / Reuters
Families mourn and investigations begin after at least 45 people were killed and 149 others were wounded, in a bomb attack in Karachi, Pakistan.