Extortion threats: Bystander injured in blast

Initial investigation suggests that the attack occurred after the owner refused to pay extortion money.


Our Correspondent July 20, 2013

KARACHI: A bystander was wounded in a low-intensity blast in Saddar on Friday. Police officials said at least two armed motorcyclists threw an explosive device outside a closed furniture shop in Aram Bagh. A passer-by, Sibtain, suffered injuries and was taken to Civil hospital for medical treatment. Initial investigation suggests that the attack occurred after the owner of the shop refused to pay extortion money. Further investigation is underway. A case was registered against unidentified persons.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2013.

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