Apr 05

Karachi: Police targeted in Malir suicide attack, 2 killed

KARACHI: At least two people were killed and five others injured in a powerful blast on a bus stop of Malir Halt, SAMAA reports Thursday.
Suicide Blast at bus stop in Malir Halt area Karachi
The blast targeted a police armored personnel carrier (APC) carrying police personnel. Some of the personnel are said to be hurt in the blast.

The blast site in Malir Halt is usually a crowded place at a time when the remote-control bomb went off. The bomb was planted in a container, according to the preliminary report.

According to eyewitnesses, the explosives were rigged to a motorbike parked by the side of road.

The blast disrupted the traffic flow on the road. The law-enforcers are cordoning off the blast site.

The blast was so powerful that the windowpanes of nearby buildings smashed.

It should be mentioned here that the blast targeted SSP Malir Rao Anwaar’s vehicle. Police official Rao, who has been receiving threats for past several days, remained safe in the attack; however, some other police personnel were hurt.

Meantime, a suspicious injured person has been taken in custody from a hospital. SAMAA