Police said they suspected the motor-cycle bomb was planted by militants of the Jiya Sindh nationalist party, who oppose the settlement of any more Biharis in Pakistan's southern province. Eye-witnesses said the bomb went off a few minutes after an unidentified man parked the bike outside a restaurant.
KARACHI (AFP) - At least 13 people were killed and 25 injured when a bomb exploded in a Bihari settlement in Kotri, 90 miles north of Karachi. The blast coincided with the arrival in Pakistan of a first batch of 323 Biharis from Bangladesh, where they had been stranded since that country's independence in 1971. There are about 238,000 Pakistanis in Bangladesh.