Bomb attack on Rangers check post, Liaquatabad market in Karachi


KARACHI: A check post of Rangers in Karachi was attacked Friday with ‘bottle bomb’ as no casualties took place.


According to our correspondent, some unidentified miscreants hurled explosive material at a check post of the paramilitary troops located near Board Office in Nazimabad area this morning.

The explosion rocked the area, causing fright and panic in the vicinity, officials said, adding that no one was injured in the blast.

According to bomb disposal squad, it was a locally-made ‘bottle’ bomb, weighing around 250 grams.

Police and Rangers cordoned off the scene and started investigation into the attack.

Later in the day, a cracker was thrown in Liaquatabad supermarket which exploded with a loud bang.

No injuries were reported in this incident, SSP Muqaddas said.

Law-enforcement personnel are regularly targeted in Karachi, where an extensive ‘operation’ against criminal elements was initiated back in September 2013.

Karachi operation was launched after the federal cabinet empowered Rangers to lead a targeted advance with the support of police against criminals already identified by federal military and civilian agencies for their alleged involvement in targeted killings, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism in Karachi.