KARACHI: At least five people were injured when unknown armed assailants attacked a road side hotel on Jamshed road with grenades and guns, early Saturday morning.
Express News reported that eye witnesses had seen four men, riding on two motorbikes approach a hotel located on Jamshed road as it was closing for the night. The men lobbed a grenade at the eatery before opening fire on the staff there. As they were escaping, they lobbed another grenade at the hotel, and fired into the air.
Police and emergency services rushed to the spot. The injured were initially taken to the Usmania General Hospital, located near the intersection of Jamshed road and the Central Jail. They were subsequently shifted to Civil Hospital.
Three of those injured were identified as Bilal, the hotel owner’s son, two eatery staff Arif and Saleem.
Police at the spot collected evidence including shrapnel from the grenades.
Some shopkeepers in the area said that they had received chits in recent weeks which carried threats.