Multiple explosions rock Karachi


Three explosions struck central locations in the country’s financial hub on Saturday, damaging property but causing no loss of life. According to Karachi police, a remote-controlled bomb containing 2-3 kilogrammes of explosives was planted outside the office of a political leader in Orangi. Three wheel carts were damaged but no casualties were reported.
Another bomb targeted a police van in Mawaach Goth area of Baldia town. According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) West Asif Ejaz Sheikh, a hand grenade was hurled at a police van that injured two personnel. He said the police arrested two suspects and seized two hand grenades and two TT pistols from their possession. Earlier in the morning, unidentified miscreants hurled crackers at a medical store in Metroville area of SITE and fled from the scene. The crackers caused a loud explosion that was heard in several areas. The blast completely destroyed a medical store and adjacent two shops and caused a minor crater at the site. The medical store belonged to a local leader of a political party and has been ambushed earlier as well.