“It was some type of chemical in solid form in a plastic bowl, weighing about half a kilogramme, but without a fuse or detonator,” Jamshed Town SSP Amir Farooqi said.
The blast took place outside the Hindu Compound near the Soldier Bazaar police station in a densely populated area.
“According to preliminary investigation, the explosion was caused by low-intensity explosives which didn’t leave a crater.
Even motorcycles parked nearby were not badly damaged. They just overturned and were covered by rubble,” Special Investigation Unit (SIU) SSP Raja Umar Khattab told Dawn.
Dr Shakil Malik of the Civil Hospital said all the injured were men and their ages varied between 17 and 36 years.