Blast near Rangers Headquarters injures 8 in Karachi

Rangers convoy is believed to be target of the blast.


Web Desk May 21, 2014
Express News screengrab of the site of the blast.

KARACHI: A blast in the North Nazimabad Block B area of Karachi near Sachal Rangers Headquarters injured at least eight people, Express News reported on Wednesday.

Rangers officials said that the bomb was planted in a motorcycle and two shops were destroyed in the explosion. No loss of life was reported.

SSP Central Muqaddas Haider confirmed that it was a planted bomb.

According to initial details, a Rangers convoy is believed to be the target of the blast.

Rescue teams reached the site of the explosion and the injured were taken to local hospitals for medical assistance. The bomb disposal squad was also summoned.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement MPA Dr Sagheer Ahmed, while speaking to the media in Karachi, confirmed that no loss of life had occurred. He added that the people with minor injuries were discharged after being provided with medical treatment.

Rangers personnel and police cordoned off the area and further investigations are underway.

This is not a first time there has been a blast in the same area.

In November 2012, a suicide bomber had rammed an explosives-laden pickup truck into the gate of Sachal Rangers Headquarters, causing a huge blast that killed three Rangers personnel, while at least 26 people were injured.

COMMENTS (3)

Rangoonwala | 7 years ago | Reply

@Prediction: Exactly. Exactly. Nothing will happen. They cannot even protect their own headquarters. This is how inefficient they are. Same story, same motorcycle, same car loaded with explosives, same scenario, same convoy,..again and again. Like a bad loop. Keeps repeating itself.

Prediction | 7 years ago | Reply

No preventive action will be taken. Only searching, gathering samples for testing, sealing of surrounding area, then further investigation, investigation and investigation. And last but not the least "no precautionary measures and just waiting for other such terrorism".

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