karachi - An 8-year-old boy was killed and about one dozen others including five children were wounded in back-to-back explosions in Orangi Town late on Sunday.
Police said the third bombing proved deadly after extra contingent of law enforcers including police and Rangers reached the site following two low-intensity explosions near Jafria Imambargah in Qasba Colony within the limits of Pirabad Police Station.
As a result, a boy who was later identified as Aqib was killed and around one dozen including at least five children were wounded. The victims were moved to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Police said that the first two explosions were of hand-grenades thrown by armed motorcyclists near Imambargah while the third one was improvised explosive device.
The SHO said the victims were on their way to a wedding function. Bomb disposal squad experts also reached the site and collected the evidences. The BDS experts said that the IED weighing around half kg explosive including ball bearings was planted at a garbage dump. Police and Rangers cordoned off the area while further investigation was underway.
Orangi SP Sajid Sadozai said the actual target of the bombings has yet to be ascertained. He said that a few months ago, the same Imambargah was targeted in a similar attack.
TERROR BID FOILED AS BDS DEFUSES BOMB IN ORANGI TOWN
A Bomb Disposal Squad team on Sunday managed to foil a terror by defusing a bomb planted in Orangi Town.
The bomb, concealed in a cement block, was planted near a teashop. Being informed, police and BDS personnel reached the spot and cordoned off the area. Fear and panic gripped the locality when the residents knew about the bomb. According to BDS officials, sparks were emerging from the bomb when they reached the site.
“It seems the terrorists tried to explode the bomb but due to some technical fault, it could not go off.” However, the BD experts, with the efforts of at least one hour, managed to defuse the bomb. They said that a cell phone device was attached with the bomb for exploding purpose; however, fortunately, it could not be exploded.
Police have yet to ascertain whether the general public, law enforcers or any political party was the target. A case has been registered while further investigation was underway.
Separately, two people were killed in separate acts of violence in the city. A rickshaw driver was shot dead in an act of target killing in Islamia Colony of Orangi Town within the limits of Pirabad police station. Police said that at least two armed men riding a motorcycle targeted the rickshaw driver, killing him on the spot. The deceased was later identified as Aurangzeb, 30. His body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy. Police suspected personal enmity could have been the motive behind the incident. However, further investigation was underway.
In another incident, a 30-year-old man identified as Rahim was shot dead in an act of target killing near Paracha Graveyard in Qasba Colony. Police said the deceased was the resident of Islamia Colony and was shot at least six times by some unidentified persons. Police said motive behind the incident has yet to be ascertained .
ANOTHER CASE REGISTERED
Another case has been registered against the owner of Geo/Jang Group, team members and guests in the controversial episode of Geo TV’s morning show ‘Utho Jago Pakistan’. An FIR No. 189/14 under sections 298, 298-A, 298-B, 108-A and 109/34 was registered at Nazimabad Police Station on behalf of Advocate Shafiullah after a District and Sessions Court ordered to file an FIR.
Earlier in May 21, a case was registered against Geo in Mithadar Police Station, after a District and Sessions Court ordered the SHO concerned to file an FIR on Mirza Muhammad Asif Baig Advocate’s application.