One Rangers official martyrs, 10 injure in Karachi bomb blast incident

KARACHI, March 15: One Rangers official was martyred while 10 others, including two Rangers personnel, were injured when a motor-bike fitted bomb blast occurred in Karachi’s Orangi Town on Monday evening, police said.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) West Suhai Aziz said the attack was apparently directed at the Rangers personnel who were passing through the area in a vehicle when the bomb — fitted in a parked motorcycle — went off.

As a result, three Rangers personnel and seven others were injured, she added. They were shifted to different hospitals in the city. One Rangers official succumbed to his injuries, the SSP said.

Mominabad SHO Gul Mohammed Awan also confirmed that the bomb was fitted in a parked motorcycle in Orangi Town. One official of the Karachi Traffic Police and a constable of the Anti-Vehicle Lifting Cell who were passing through the area when the explosion took place were also among the injured, he added.

Inspector General of Police Sindh Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar took notice of the “terror attack on Rangers mobile” on a main road and sought a detailed report from the SSP West, a police spokesperson said.

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail termed the blast a “matter of great concern”. In a tweet, he said that an immediate inquiry into it was “essential”. He also directed that medical aid be provided to the injured people.

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