These suspects were originally drug peddlers and belonged to Lyari gangsters.
Meanwhile, a major explosion occurred at medical and general store which was owned by a local leader of the Awami National Party. The store was situated in Metroville area of SITE area. Police said that the bomb was planted outside the store with a pillar. No one was killed or hurt in the blast but at least three shops, windows of nearby buildings, vehicles, more than half dozen pushcarts were damaged while the blast also caused partial damage to the adjacent buildings.
Rangers and police reached the site and cordoned off the area while the residents were also evacuated to avoid any untoward incident. The bomb disposal squad also arrived and collected the evidence from the blast site.
The BDS officials said that the bomb was a remote-controlled device and carrying explosive around two-and-a-half kilograms.
The medical store belonged to ANP PS-93 president Zakir Hanif. His medical store was earlier came under a hand grenade attack about 20 days ago while his father Hanif Khan advocate was also shot dead in the targeted attack last year in the same area.
Police officials said that extortionists demanded Rs2 million as extortion by making a phone call about two months ago and warned of dire consequences and later they attacked his store when he declined to fulfill their demands.
A similar bomb was defused by the BDS few days ago which was planted with the pillar of the house of ANP man in Orangi Town. Police said that FIR No 7/13 under Section ¾ of Explosive Act was registered against unidentified persons and initiated further investigation.