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Hand grenade attacks spark panic in Karachi

Friday, Feb 12, 2016,13:28 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Karachi |Unidentified assailants today hurled hand grenades at three places, including on a school and a police station, in this Pakistani city, injuring a policeman and triggering panic among residents. Around five unidentified men, riding motorbikes, hurled a hand grenade at the main gate of Mobina Town police station in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town and within two hours of the attack two more hand grenades were lobbed at a bridge in Liaquatabad Town and a private school in North Nazimabad area, Express Tribune reported.

A constable, who was on duty at the police station, was injured in the attack in which several vehicles were also damaged, police said. The suspects fled after the attack. The explosions caused fear and panic among residents. A heavy contingent of police and Rangers reached the sites of the attack. Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has ordered a probe into the incident. The attacks come days after a check-post of the Pakistan Rangers Sindh was damaged after a home-made cracker exploded near it in the city on Sunday.

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