updated 1/14/2008 11:31:11 AM ET 2008-01-14T16:31:11

A bomb hidden in a fruit cart killed four people and wounded 14 others Monday evening in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, police said.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast. Islamic militants have been blamed for a growing number of bloody attacks in Pakistan, but violent crime also plagues this volatile city of 15 million people.

Sindh province Police Chief Azher Farooqi confirmed the incident. "Yes, it is blast of an explosive device under a fruit cart," he said.

Dr. Kalim Shaikh of Jinnah Hospital, one of the Karachi's largest, said the hospital had received four bodies and nine wounded victims.

Police said a total of 14 people were wounded. They said that after the explosion, enraged local residents hurled stones at passing vehicles.

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