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Three Rangers injured in Karachi hand grenade attack

SRA claims targeting rangers

KARACHI: Three Rangers personnel were injured when unknown miscreants hurled hand grenade at their check-post near Korangi Crossing in Karachi on Friday.

Sources said the injured paramilitary personnel have been identified as Manzoor, Kalimullah and Abdul Ghafoor. They were rushed to hospital for treatment.

The accused managed to flee, however, a suspected has been arrested by the Rangers from the site of the attack. Director General Sindh Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar visited the check-post where he was briefed about the attack by the police and paramilitary officials. Talking to media, the Rangers DG said four suspects involved in the attack have been arrested but their names could not be disclosed.

He said police and Rangers were being targeted in three types of bomb attacks in Karachi by three different groups. “Groups from Lyari are involved in the first kind of attacks on Police and Rangers.  Bombs made of plastic containers are being used in the second type of attacks, which lead to suspicion that a political party might be involved. While the third type of blasts, he said, are carried out by terrorists.

The DG Rangers said it would be premature to say which group was involved in the latest attacks.


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