KARACHI: Nearly a dozen people were wounded when unidentified suspects hurled an explosive device near a bakery in Kharadar on Sunday night, police said.

The police officials added that the incident took place on Younghusband Road in the old city area near Mehran Bakery.

An explosive device was hurled at a shop near the bakery at a time when a number of people were present there, said a duty officer at the Kharadar police station.

The grenade left many of them wounded, he added.

The police shifted all the victims to the Civil Hospital Karachi where they were admitted for treatment.

Following the incident, tension gripped the locality and there were reports of some incidents of intense firing in the neighbourhood, the police said.

The bomb disposal unit after examining the scene of the blast said that a hand grenade was used in the attack.

“Immediately it was not clear if the attack was directed against the shop or the grenade was hurled on the road,” said SSP of City Ahmed Jamal ur Rehman. He added that investigation was under way to find a clue to the attackers and it was too early to arrive at any conclusion.

Two IEDs found

As many as two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found in a graveyard in Landhi on Sunday night, the police said.

The IEDs were of one and two kilograms in weight, respectively, the police added.

The IEDs were found in a graveyard in Muzaffarabad Colony.

The bomb disposal unit arrived at the scene and defused the IEDs.

A senior police officer said that a few months ago a deputy superintendent of police had been killed and many others were wounded in twin bombings.

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