KARACHI: Triple blasts at the Rangers headquarter in Nazimabad on Wednesday killed three people, including three Rangers personnel.
The explosion took place near a Rangers checkpost near Matric Board Office in Nazimabad. Reacting to the blast a large number of Rangers, police and rescue workers reached the incident site where, after ten minutes, another explosion occurred that wounded at least six people. The injured were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where one Rangers man succumbed to his injuries.
After two hours when the law enforcers were busy colleting evidences from the blast site a suicide bomber tried to enter the Rangers headquarter, but Rangers personnel stopped him on the gate. The suicide bomber, however, blow himself up, resultantly killing two Rangers men and a security guard of the telephone exchange located adjacent to the Rangers headquarters. Two passersby were wounded in the explosion.
The bodies and injured were transported to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where doctors pronounced the death of two and admitted the remaining for medical treatment. Police officials also recovered parts of a human body from the blast site and sent them to laboratory for DNA test. According to the Bomb Disposal Squad experts two bombs were planted in a cement box near the Rangers headquarter and weighed around 800 grammes and contained nut bolts and ball bearings. The suicide bomb carried around 5 to 6 kilogrammes of explosive.
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