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.
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