Grenade attack at Central Jail in Karachi injures two policemen

Published: June 22, 2013
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Two grenades were lobbed at the central jail. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD SAQIB/EXPRESS /FILE

Two grenades were lobbed at the central jail. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD SAQIB/EXPRESS /FILE

KARACHI: Two grenades were lobbed at the Central Jail in Karachi which injured two policemen, Express News reported on Saturday evening.

According to Express News correspondent Rehan Khan, unknown men lobbed two grenades into the central jail from a bridge that overlooks the prison. Police officials and jail officials confirmed that two grenade explosions took place and that they are currently collecting evidence.

IG Jail Nusrat Mangan said that one of the explosives fell outside his office while the other in a bush, though there was no loss of life. He added that guards fired at the assailants, prompting them to flee.

Khan said sources had confirmed that two policemen were injured in the attack and have been shifted to JPMC for treatment.

A large contingent of police and Rangers though gathered in and around the blast site, while bomb disposal squad has also reached the spot. Khan said that the main gate of the jail has been closed.

Central Jail has had threats of attacks for some time since they have as many as 22 prisoners belonging to banned militant groups, Khan said.

The jail also hosts a wing for women prisoners and a borstal for juvenile offenders.

Note: This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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  • Truth_Prevails
    Jun 22, 2013 - 10:55PM

    Is Mr. Pahari still accounted for?

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