KARACHI: At least two people, including an Awami National Party's (ANP) ward president, and an activist were killed, and six others were injured in a coordinated attack on their office in Gulshan-e-Buner area of Landhi late on Sunday, Express News reported.
"The explosion was caused by a cracker and was preceded by heavy firing," reported Express Tribune correspondent Faraz Khan.
The deceased were identified as ANP Ward president Afroze Khan and activist Bakht Hamil Khan.
The rescue teams shifted the dead bodies and the injured to Jinnah hospital.
Of the six people injured, two are being described to be in a serious condition, reported Express News.
"No police officials or Bomb Disposal Squad official reached the site even an hour after the blast," said Express News correspondent Nadeem Ahmed, adding that the rescue teams reached the site after considerable difficulty due to the poor infrastructure in the area.
A spokesperson of ANP alleged that "Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan elements were behind the attack."
ANP demands government to provide security
ANP leader Bashir Jan visited the Jinnah Hospital to condole with the bereaved families of the slain and injured ANP workers.
While talking to media, Jan said that government wants to talk to the Taliban at a ti,e when the militants were while they are targeting ANP members.
"People who take pride in being made guarantor in the peace talks, they should know that they would be targeted by terrorist one day," said Jan.
"ANP believes in negotiation, but if the other party is determined on the use terror, than action has to be taken again against them," said ANP leader.
He claimed that government has taken away the FC security personnel provided to the ANP Sindh President Shahi Syed.
Jan demanded that the provincial government should provide security to their workers and offices.