File photo
File photo

KARACHI: Nearly a dozen people were wounded when unidentified suspects hurled an explosive device near a bakery in Kharadar on Sunday night, police said.

The police officials added that the incident took place on Younghusband Road in the old city area near Mehran Bakery.

An explosive device was hurled at a shop near the bakery at a time when a number of people were present there, said a duty officer at the Kharadar police station.

The grenade left many of them wounded, he added.

The police shifted all the victims to the Civil Hospital Karachi where they were admitted for treatment.

Following the incident, tension gripped the locality and there were reports of some incidents of intense firing in the neighbourhood, the police said.

The bomb disposal unit after examining the scene of the blast said that a hand grenade was used in the attack.

“Immediately it was not clear if the attack was directed against the shop or the grenade was hurled on the road,” said SSP of City Ahmed Jamal ur Rehman. He added that investigation was under way to find a clue to the attackers and it was too early to arrive at any conclusion.

Two IEDs found

As many as two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found in a graveyard in Landhi on Sunday night, the police said.

The IEDs were of one and two kilograms in weight, respectively, the police added.

The IEDs were found in a graveyard in Muzaffarabad Colony.

The bomb disposal unit arrived at the scene and defused the IEDs.

A senior police officer said that a few months ago a deputy superintendent of police had been killed and many others were wounded in twin bombings.


Do you have information you wish to share with Dawn.com? You can email our News Desk to share news tips, reports and general feedback. You can also email the Blog Desk if you have an opinion or narrative to share, or reach out to the Special Projects Desk to send us your Photos, or Videos.

More From This Section

Wallaby found dead in zoo

KARACHI: A female wallaby was found dead in its enclosure on Friday morning, sources told Dawn. The marsupial was...

Comments (0) Closed