A woman was killed and nearly a dozen others were wounded in a bomb blast in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, police said on Monday.

Iran PressAsia: An explosion ripped through the Bombay Bazar in Karachi’s Kharadar area on Monday evening, injuring several people, local media reported.

The blast occurred in the densely populated Kharadar area of the city, according to eyewitnesses. It appeared to target a police patrol. 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but a senior police official said it could have been carried out by the same group that claimed last week’s blast in the nearby Saddar area.  

“Similar methods and explosives have been used in both blasts and the law enforcement has remained the target in congested markets,” Raja Umar Khattab, a senior counter-terrorism police official, said.

Earlier, on May 12, a bomb explosion in Saddar area left one person dead and 13 others wounded. The police had said a vehicle of the Pakistan Coast Guards was a possible target. However, the personnel in the vehicle remained unhurt.