KARACHI: At least 12 people, including two alleged gangsters, were injured in a grenade explosion near the residence of arrested leader of the banned Peoples Amn Committee Uzair Jan Baloch in Chakiwara on Sunday evening, officials said.

City SSP Fida Hussain said that one suspected gangster identified as Kamran was carrying a hand grenade in Singulane-5 when it fell from his hand on the road and exploded.

Around a dozen people standing near an internet café, including two passing by girls, sustained injuries. They were taken to the Civil Hospital Karachi for treatment. None of them sustained life-threatening injuries, the SSP said. He added that Kamran and his accomplice Zohaib Hasan, who had also been injured in the explosion, were taken into custody. They belonged to the gang led by Uzair Baloch, he said.

The police said it was the second such incident in the same vicinity.

Published in Dawn, May 9th, 2016

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