KARACHI: A Rangers official was martyred and eight people were injured when a blast took place near the city’s Orangi Town number 5 area on Monday.

As per sources, the injured included Rangers officials as well. The blast took place on a busy street in the area. More than two Rangers officials were injured in the attack.

The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police said the bomb could be planted by the roadside or in a motorcycle near the site. However, it couldn’t be verified.

Eyewitnesses said the blast’s intensity was so severe that people standing near the area were thrown to the ground due to the impact. A few among the six injured in the blast have suffered serious wounds. Rangers and police personnel have arrived at the site of the blast and cordoned off the area.

Banned Terror outfit Baloch Liberation Army claims responsibility for the attack on Rangers vehicle in Karachi’s Orangi Town area. The group’s spokesperson says its fighters targeted Rangers personnel with a remote-controlled bomb.


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