Two killed, 14 including SHO injured in Karachi blast

Two killed, 14 including SHO injured in Karachi blast

KARACHI: At least two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a bomb blast in the Old Vegetable Market on Friday.
The explosion took place when SHO Shafiq Tanoli reached his home near Pashtun Chowk in Old Vegetable Market. The bomb exploded with a loud bang and was heard far and wide. It wounded 14 people, completely damaged the vehicle of Tanoli and partially damaged his house. The explosion also damaged nearby shops and shattered windowpanes.
Rescue teams of different welfare organisations reached the blast site and shifted the injured to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, while law enforcers including Rangers and police cordoned off the area to prevent any untoward incident. The Bomb Disposal Squad experts were called in to examine the nature of the blast. Tanoli was shifted to a private hospital, where the doctors said he was out of danger. SHO Shafiq Tanoli joined the police force in 1989.
He has been playing a vital role against criminals and had arrested several members of a banned organisation, Lyari gangsters and other criminals. This is not a first time that he has been targeted, as he has survived at least six attacks in the past. It is noteworthy that Tanoli is heading the team investigating the murder of a TV channel’s reporter, Wali Babar. He is the seventh investigating official of the case who has been attacked. Six police officials investigating the case have already been murdered in targeted attacks. According to BDS experts the bomb was planted in a motorbike and was detonated remotely. It was packed with 3 to 5 kilogrammes of explosive material, and also contained nuts bolts and ball bearings.

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