An improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in Gulistan-e-Jauhar (Karachi) on Saturday, December 8, wounding six people. According to local reports, the "cracker blast" took place in the Perfume Chowk area near a Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) event. A heightened security presence is possible in the area over the coming hours.
Individuals in Karachi are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the blast, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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