One official killed, 15 injured in twin bomb attacks near Rangers headquarters in Larkana

According to reports, 15 others including, three Rangers personnel sustained, injuries in the twin attacks


Sarfaraz Memon July 30, 2016
According to reports, 15 others including three Rangers personnel sustained injuries in the twin attack. PHOTO: AFP

LARKANA: One Rangers official was killed and at least 15 others in two bomb attacks near Rangers headquarters on Miro Khan Road, Larkana on Saturday.

Security sources said the first bomb was planted on a bicycle parked outside the Rangers Headquarters which exploded as a Rangers convoy passed by. The second bomb was hidden inside a garbage can.

Two Pakistan Army personnel killed as vehicle targeted in Karachi

Four Rangers officials were injured in the explosions, of which one succumbed to injuries. The three injured officials along with 11 passersby were shifted to Chandka Medical Hospital for treatment.

Soon after the incident, police reached the site and cordoned off the area to begin a search operation. Police officials have arrested two suspects thus far.

In March, two Rangers check posts in Karachi were attacked by unidentified men within the span of four minutes. No loss of life was reported.

TTP claim responsibility for killing army men in Karachi

Separately, at least two security personnel were killed on Tuesday after unidentified gunmen fired on their vehicle near Parking Plaza in Karachi’s Saddar area.

“They were the soldiers of the security agency who were critically injured,” Karachi police chief Mushtaq Mehar told reporters. “One was later martyred,” he said. A day after the attack, a faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the attack targeting Rangers personnel in Larkana.

Nawaz expressed “deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious life of one of the personnel and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul”, a press statement released by the PM House said.

COMMENTS (1)

jahangir | 5 years ago | Reply I'm sorry, but why are those bicycles allowed to be parked right outside the headquarters?? There should be chunks of barriers and blockades and no light vehicles of any sort be parked near there.
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read