21 August, 2014 / Shawwal 24, 1435

KARACHI, Feb 5: A passer-by was injured in two cracker blasts that took place outside a Pakistan Air Force base on Sharea Faisal on Tuesday evening.

A spokesperson for the PAF said that miscreants hurled two crackers or hand grenades in front of the Sharea Faisal air base flyover at about 7.15pm during busy traffic hours and as a result one pedestrian got injured at the exit end of the flyover and was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment.

Police said that those who hurled the crackers were riding a motorcycle.

“So far, these can be described as cracker blasts since the bomb disposal unit have not found a lever or pin of the hand grenade,” said Shah Faisal Colony SP Zahid Hussain.

Following the incident, a large number of policemen and Rangers officials arrived at the scene.

The PAF spokesperson said that security agencies were in full control of the situation and carrying out a thorough investigation into the incident through all available means including the CCTV footage. Security at all PAF bases was already on high alert, the spokesperson added.

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