Bomb at soccer field kills 7 in southern Pakistan


Mason Stevenson

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police say a bomb blast at a soccer field in southern Pakistan has killed seven people and wounded more than 20.

Senior police official Razaq Dharejo says the bomb that exploded before dawn Wednesday in the southern city of Karachi was attached to a motorcycle.

Dharejo says the bomb went off near the vehicle of a provincial minister, Javed Naghori, who was leaving after witnessing a late night match between two local teams in the Lyari neighborhood. Naghori escaped unharmed, and the dead included spectators and local residents.

Police official Mohammed Javed says over 20 people were wounded. Many of the dead and wounded were young boys standing near the soccer field.