KARACHI: One person was killed, six were injured when planted explosives blew up in the Buffer Zone area of North Karachi on Wednesday night, reported Express News.
According to initial reports, the blast took place as a Ranger’s patrol vehicle was passing by. Police say that the explosives might have been planted in a rickshaw.
The patrol car was destroyed as a result of the explosion.
Police and Rangers have cordoned off the area and are carrying out investigations into the blast, to determine whether a remote controlled device was planted or was it hurled at the van.
Police have also recovered a large number of ball bearings from the site of the blast suggesting that they were used to cause maximum damage. A nearby wall bore marks of ball bearings too.
The dead has been identified as Zubair, a resident of Buffer Zone.
The injured, include three Rangers personnel identified as Tariq, Ayaz and Hussain Buksh, have been shifted to Rangers hospital in Nazimabad with minor injuries. The other three who were passing by in a rickshaw have been shifted to Abbasi Shaheed hospital. They have been identified as Shehla Rafiq, Hussain Sultan and rickshaw driver Mushtaq.
Talking to The Express Tribune, Abbasi Shaheed hospital sources, said that Mushtaq was in critical condition.
Officials so far believe the bomb attack had targeted the Rangers personnel deputed in the area.
On July 11, a bus belonging to Suparco came under attack by planted explosives. The blast killed one by-stander.
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