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Blasts Hit Two Karachi Restaurants

September 8, 2005

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) _ Bomb blasts minutes apart damaged a KFC and a McDonald’s restaurant in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi late Thursday, injuring at least three people, police and witnesses said.

The first bomb went off inside the KFC Karachi’s upscale Defense district as three families were dining, said witness Mohammed Akhtar.

He said the explosion shattered windows and three people, including a girl, were cut by flying glass. Three cars outside were damaged.

Police said the explosive caused considerable damage to the restaurant, including the destruction of a brick wall.

Eight minutes later, a bomb went off outside the McDonald’s on Karachi’s crowded beach front, causing panic but no injuries, police said.