Four people, including two Rangers officials and a security guard, were injured in a cracker attack at the gate of the University of Karachi's Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre (SZIC) on University Road on Tuesday.
The injured were identified as SZIC security guard Ahmed Din and Usman, while the identity of the wounded Rangers officials could not be ascertained till the filing of this report. However, they belonged to Rangers Wing 72.
Two unidentified men on a motorcycle had reportedly thrown the bomb, which caused a loud explosion and caused severe damage at the site. The culprits immediately fled from the scene.
Heavy police and Rangers contingents arrived at the spot after being informed about the blast and cordoned off the area, seeking the bomb disposal squad's presence.
According to East SSP Sajid Sadozai, the direction from which the attackers came and where they were headed were being analysed. He maintained the police would soon unearth clues.
The type and amount of explosives used in the attack would be identified in the bomb disposal squad's report, he added. Terming it a terrorist act, he condemned the attack.
Mobina Town SHO Shahid Taj stated that the SZIC gate was closed and the terrorists had tossed the bomb outside it.
He said the police had collected evidence and launched investigations into the matter.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2020.
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