Three blasts rattle Karachi

Rehan Siddiqui
Filed on January 7, 2013

KARACHI - Three explosions within a space of few hours on Saturday rattled fear-stricken residents of Karachi besides injuring two policemen and damaging several shops.

Police said the blasts took place in Orangi Town, Baldia Town and Site areas.

In the first incident, a two to three kilogramme bomb planted outside the office of a political leader in the Orangi Town area exploded. Fortunately no one was injured in the blast.

In the second incident, unknown motorbike riders hurled a hand-grenade at a police van in Mawaach Goth of Baldia Town, injuring two cops.

Police claimed it had arrested two people and also recovered two hand-grenades and two TT pistols from them.

Earlier, unidentified miscreants hurled crackers at a medical store belonging to a leader of a political party in Metroville, Site area. The crackers destroyed the store and two adjacent shops. Luckily there were no loss or injury to human lives.

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