One killed, eight injured in two explosions on Karachi's Manghopir Road

Published June 15, 2013
Rangers personnel stand guard at an area cordoned off during a house-to-house search operation in Karachi Orangi Town. — Photo by AFP
Rangers personnel stand guard at an area cordoned off during a house-to-house search operation in Karachi Orangi Town. — Photo by AFP

KARACHI: A policeman was killed and eight others, including police and Rangers personnel, were injured in two explosions on Manghopir Road in Karachi's Pirabad area.

Those injured in the explosions near Kati Pahari also included a rescue volunteer.

The first explosion was a cracker blast which reportedly targeted a Rangers check post in the area.

The first blast took place when unknown men riding a motorbike lobbed a hand grenade on Manghopir Road.

The attackers escaped, however, a second blast occurred as police and Rangers personnel arrived at the site of the explosion.

A policeman was killed and several were reported injured in the second blast, including Rangers and police personnel. A volunteer who was engaged in the rescue operation was also wounded in the second explosion.

The injured were shifted to Abbasi Shahid Hospital for treatment.

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