KARACHI: Fear and panic gripped the Chakiwara locality of Lyari on Sunday after unknown suspects carried out a grenade attack there.

The Chakiwara police said that suspects riding a motorbike threw a grenade at Aryan Plaza in the Mola Dad locality and fled.

They said no one was injured in the incident. An investigation into the incident was underway, they said.

Residents of the locality said the building belonged to the chief of outlawed Peoples Amn Committee, Uzair Jan Baloch, who had named it after his son.

A local journalist said criminal activities had increased in Lyari after the release of some gangsters from prison. He said residents feared return of violent clashes between rival Lyari gangs if timely action was not taken.

Meanwhile, Counter-Terrorism Department’s Raja Umer Khattab said that the grenade attack might be related to some extortion activity.

Published in Dawn, May 3rd, 2021

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