11:22 pm, Sun 03 Mar 2013 Pakistan bombing kills dozens
Car bomb kills dozens in Karachi
A car bomb exploded outside a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, killed at least 45 people and wounded more than 149, a senior official told the Associated Press.
No one has taken responsibility for the bombing, that took place outside a Shiite mosque as people were leaving evening prayers in Pakistan's largest city.
Initial reports suggested the bomb was rigged to a motorcycle, but a police official told the Associated Press that an estimated 220 pounds of explosives was planted in a car.
6:19 pm, Sun 03 Mar 2013 Pakistan bombing kills dozens
Apparent suicide bombing kills 45 at Karachi mosque
A suspected suicide bombing outside a Shiite mosque in Pakistan's commercial capital Karachi has claimed the lives of 45 people and wounded 149, senior city official Hashim Raza has said.
The attack is the latest signal that Sunni groups are escalating sectarian bombings against the minority.
4:26 pm, Sun 03 Mar 2013 Pakistan bombing kills dozens
Police: Karachi bombing kills 25 and wounds 50
The bombing in the Shiite area of Karachi has killed 25 people and wounded 50, Pakistani police have told Reuters.
3:31 pm, Sun 03 Mar 2013 Pakistan bombing kills dozens
Bomb blast kills seven in Shiite Muslim area in Pakistan
Seven people have been killed in a bomb blast in the Shiite Muslim area of Karachi in southern Pakistan, officials have said.
5:57 pm, Wed 12 Sep 2012 Pakistan factory fires kill 314
Pakistan factory fires claim 314 lives
Grieving women wait for their relatives after the garment factory fire in Karachi.
Credit: Akhtar Soomro / Reuters
At least 314 people have burnt to death as fire swept through factories in two cities in Pakistan.
A blaze at a garment factory in the capital of Karachi killed 289 people, many of whom had been lining up to collect their pay, officials said.
Relatives of the dead heaped blame on the government amid reports of blocked exits and safety breaches. The factory employed around 450 people.
The tragedy came on the same day at least 25 people were killed at a shoe factory in the eastern city of Lahore, caused by a problem with a generator.
10:59 am, Wed 12 Sep 2012 Pakistan factory fires kill 314
Death toll in garment factory fire rises to 236
The number of garment factory workers killed in last night's blaze in Karachi now stands at 236, the local police chief told Reuters.
9:40 am, Wed 12 Sep 2012 Pakistan factory fires kill 314
Karachi police chief: Children were trapped inside factory
Women and children were killed after being trapped inside a garment factory in Karachi when a blaze swept through the factory last night. Senior police official Amjad Farooqi said:
"There was only one way out, which they could not reach, to leave the building, that is why they also tried to jump from the windows, but the windows were also blocked through the grill, many women and many children, they got trapped inside."
8:59 am, Wed 12 Sep 2012 Pakistan factory fires kill 314
Fire fighters 'searching for more victims'
Fire fighters in Karachi are searching for more victims in the rubble of a garment factory where more than a hundred workers died after being trapped in the blaze, which erupted last night.
Local media is reporting that around 150 employees were working at the time in one of the factory's three round-the-clock shifts, and that more than 110 bodies have been found so far.
8:39 am, Wed 12 Sep 2012 Pakistan factory fires kill 314
'No safety measures' inside Karachi garment factory
More than a hundred garment workers died in a blaze in their factory in Karachi, Pakistan, as the factor had no emergency exits, according to police. Senior police official Amjad Farooqi said:
There were no safety measures taken in the building design. There was no emergency exit. All the people got trapped.