Two explosions hit Rangers’ check post in Karachi, injure eight

KARACHI: Eight people including two Rangers personnel and two policemen were injured in two consecutive blasts near para-military force checkpoint in Karachi, media reported on Saturday.

The blasts were reported in Katti Pahari area of North Nazimabad.

Sources revealed that the first explosion was a cracker blast which reportedly targeted a Rangers check post.

The first blast took place when unknown men riding a motorbike lobbed a hand grenade on Manghopir Road.

The attackers escaped, however, a second blast occurred as police and Rangers personnel arrived at the site of the explosion.

Several were reported injured in the second blast, including two Rangers personnel and a policeman. A volunteer engaged in the rescue operation was also wounded in the second explosion.

The injured were shifted to Abbasi Shahid Hospital for treatment.