Seven killed, 40 injured in terrorists attacks on Pak. Navy buses


At least seven people were killed while 40 others were injured in two separate terrorists attacks on the staff buses of Pakistan Navy in Defense Housing Society, Phase II and Baldia Town here on Tuesday, police said.
According to details, three people were killed while 19 other injured after a Pakistan Navy bus came under attack near P.N. Shifa Hospital adjacent to Defense Housin Society, Phase-I on early morning.
Police have said that the bomb was planted in a motorcycle; when the bus, carrying more than 20 staff members, reached near, it blasted with a loud bang.
After the incident, Police, fire tenders and rescue officials converged to explosion site and cordoned off the area, meanwhile, all injured were shifted to hospital for medical treatment.
Bomb planted motorcycle was destroyed completely while the Naval bus was also damaged partially.
In a separate terrorists’ attack, a powerful explosion ripped through another bus of Pakistan Navy in Baldia Town near Mohajir Camp No-3 locality, killing four people and injuring 21 other.
Witnesses claimed that the bus came under a terrorist attack but it is still unclear how the attack took place.
Heavy contingents of police and naval force rushed to the blast site and started rescue efforts. The blast site was cordoned off and the dead bodies and the injured were moved to hospitals.
Governor Sindh Dr. Ishratul Ibad has instructed the Inspector General of Police and the CCPO to investigate the terrorists’ attacks on Pakistan Navy buses at their earliest and submit a detailed report to him.
The Senior Superintendent of Police and head of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has said that both blasts were remote controlled and apparently done by the same group.
The security of the metropolis has been beefed up as another bomb containing 10 kilograms of explosives has been defused in Baldia Town.
Many prominent leaders including the chief of MQM Altaf Hussain and Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik have condemned the attacks.