Panic erupts after twin grenade attacks in Karachi

Published: February 12, 2016
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PHOTO: AFP

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At least one policeman was injured while several vehicles were damaged when unidentified men hurled three hand grenades within the span of just two hours at Mobina Town Police Station in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town, Karimabad area of Liaquatabad Town and North Nazimabad in Karachi on Friday.

According to Express News, around five unidentified suspects, riding motorbikes, hurled a hand grenade at the main gate of the Mobina Town Police Station in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town and within two hours of the attack another two hand grenades were hurled at a bridge in Karimabad area of Liaquatabad Town and a private school in North Nazimabad area.

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Police suspect involvement of the same group of suspects behind all such attacks, Karachi Police chief Mushtaq Sukhera said.

This is not the first time that suspects have targeted law enforcers conducting the Karachi operation against terrorists.

The attacks come days after a check-post of the Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) was damaged after a home-made cracker exploded near it in the city’s District Central on Sunday evening. At around 7pm, the bomb exploded at the paramilitary force’s checkpoint near Gujjar Nullah in Nazimabad area.

Grenade hurled at Rangers check post in Karachi

Though the blast damaged the post, no loss of life was reported. Following the incident, a large contingent of law enforcers, including the Rangers, police and the bomb disposal squad, reached the site, and cordoned off the area to collect evidence.

Reader Comments (4)

  • Feb 12, 2016 - 4:31PM

    poor kids, govt officials need to take strict actions against them..Recommend

  • IBN E ASHFAQUE
    Feb 12, 2016 - 4:44PM

    Here we go again……..Peace in Karachi can only be sustained if the communities are engaged…..At least we need an ombudsman that can handle complains against Police and Rangers in a few weeks and fairly……..Rangers need to engage the communities of Karachi as the mafias that are based in Karachi have links with in KPK, interior Sindh, southern Punjab, and even Afghanistan. Hence it is a very long and deadly fight. Recommend

  • Al Karim
    Feb 12, 2016 - 6:00PM

    …..And Pak experts MNCs to invest in that unsafe country?Recommend

  • M Saleem Chaudhry
    Feb 12, 2016 - 6:41PM

    What about the ethnic mafias of Karachi itself? They have been engaged in all kinds of subversive activities under directive of leaders holed in foreign countries.Recommend

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