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An explosion took place near a Rangers' vehicle in Karachi's Qayyumabad area injuring two personnel. — File photo
An explosion took place near a Rangers' vehicle in Karachi's Qayyumabad area injuring two personnel. — File photo

KARACHI: An explosion near a Rangers' vehicle in Karachi's Qayyumabad area injured two personnel on Friday, DawnNews reported.

A rescue source said one of the wounded men was wearing the Rangers' uniform whereas the other was dressed in plain clothes.

The wounded were shifted to PNS Shifa hospital for treatment.

A Rangers' spokesman said the explosion had targeted a wing commander of the force who was travelling in the vehicle. He added that body parts, including a head and legs, were found from the site which suggested that the explosion was carried out by a suicide bomber.

The body parts were sent to Jinnah Hospital for analysis and identification.

The targeted vehicle was partially damaged in the blast which was heard from far distances.

Police and Rangers' personnel reached the blast site and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway.

Earlier during the day, Rangers' personnel had conducted targeted operations in Mullah Essa Goth in the city's Sohrab Goth and Surjani Town's Sector 5-E areas during which several suspects were taken into custody.

Around 800 Rangers' personnel, including women, took part in the operations.

A number of weapons and ammunition were also recovered from the arrested suspects.

Comments (7) Closed

Ahsan Feb 14, 2014 10:34am

By The Way, where is IK ???

Temur Saeed Feb 14, 2014 10:50am

I witnessed this on my way to work in Korangi. Saw a severed leg on the road side. The blast was heard till shahbaz commercial also (my home). No one seemed to be injured.

Loveforall Feb 14, 2014 11:25am

Before they ask Ismailis, Christians and other minorities anything, I would suggest to the Taliban to embrace Islam. The Islam of prophet Muhammad (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) , the beautiful religion that teaches love and harmony and peace. And forbids their radical extremism that only leaves people dead or on wheel chairs and destroys families. Please stop! May Allah guide us all to the right path (ameen)

Pakistani Feb 14, 2014 11:48am

Like Briton, we should not negotiate with Talibans instead workout with the black sheeps living with us who provide shelter, resources to the terrorist. How can they bring weapons and amunition to our cities without giving bribes to our Law enforcement corruption.

Why there is no terrorism in other parts of the world because their law enforecement agencies work as required and they dont take money for the lives of people.

It is suggested to give Police Department under the command of Army who cleansing it from corruption and afterwards return back to Civil Services.

Qadeer Hussain Shah Feb 14, 2014 12:58pm

I think some agencies are working behind this scene.When government calls for the betterment with Taliban terrorism rise up to stop talks with Taliban.

syed Ali Hasan Jafri Feb 14, 2014 05:53pm

pakistan need to improve quality of higher education specially in the field of Information Tecnology to meet the present requirement of intelligence for defence purpose and to control the everyday crime in the country.

Last Word Feb 14, 2014 08:17pm

Military and police are well advised to stay indoors to save their lives.