At least two people have been killed in a car bomb blast in Pakistan. The target for the attack was a branch of the fast food outlet, Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Along with the gutted restaurant, the windows of a nearby office block were shattered. It houses several oil and gas exploration firms. The attack happened at 9 am local time in the southern city of Karachi. Around 15 people were wounded, and some are in a critical condition. Nobody has claimed responsibility. It is not the first time a fast food establishment has been targeted. Last September two bombs exploded outside a McDonald’s in Karachi, injuring at least two people. The attack coincides with an appeal hearing against the death sentence handed down to Sheikh Omar, who was found guilty of murdering US journalist Daniel Pearl. Three other Islamic extremists have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in the assassination. Pearl was abducted and killed in Pakistan in January 2002.