KARACHI: Two people were injured in a grenade attack in the Garden area on Saturday evening, with the police suspecting it was linked with Independence Day celebrations.
City SSP Dr Mohammed Imran Khan said unknown people threw the hand grenade at the toll plaza on the Lyari Expressway exchange of Garden and fled. The blast injured two toll plaza employees — Owais Hasan, 19, and Sudhir, 34 — who were shifted to Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, where they are recovering and out of danger. Law enforcers rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area after the incident.
Senior CTD official Raja Umar Khattab believed that the blast might be linked with Independence Day celebrations and pointed out that separatist groups had been carrying out such attacks for the past several years.
He recalled that around 14 people were killed in the city in a grenade attack two years ago.
Published in Dawn, August 14th, 2022
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