KARACHI: At least four people were injured as a series of bombs went off outside various bank branches and Automated Teller Machines (ATM) in different cities of Sindh early Wednesday morning, Express News reported.
The bombs had targeted bank branches and ATMs in Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Sukkur, Dadu, Larkana, Kotri, and Badin.
Unknown assailants targeted seven branches of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in Sukkur, Ranipur, Dadu, Dokri, Nawabshah and two branches in Larkana.
The two branches in Larkana located on Bakrani Road and VIP Road — were attacked by low-intensity bombs.
Senior Superintendent of Police Hyderabad Haseeb Afzal Baig said that at least 500gms of explosives were used in the bombs.
A watchman named Sammo sustained injuries when assailants hurled cracker bombs outside a local bank in Dokri.
Express News reported saying that at least 11 blasts occurred in Hyderabad.
The first blast was heard between 5:30-5:45am.
The explosives used in the cracker blasts throughout Sukkur, Larkana, Dokri weighed 6gms each.
No casualties were reported in the incidents, however, bank branches received damages.
An organisation named Sindhu Desh Liberation Army (SDLA) claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Hyderabad City Aijaz Bhatti confirmed that the police found pamphlets belonging to the organisation near the banks targeted in Hyderabad.
Mirpur Mathelo railway track destroyed
Approximately 2.5 feet of a railway track in Ghotki district near Mirpur Mathelo was destroyed when attackers bombed it.
Jaffer Express was en route to Karachi on the same track. Villagers gathered on the track and signaled the train to stop and averted a possible accident.
Inspector Tahir of the Bomb Disposal Squad revealed that the explosives used in the device weighed about 8kgs and that it was a locally made remote-controlled device.
Cracker bomb explodes near KESC complaint office
Meanwhile, Unknown assailants hurled a cracker bomb near the complaint office of Karachi Electric Supply Company in Block 15 of the Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of Karachi.
The traffic on the road was thin which prevented any casualties.
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