2 hand grenades hurdled at PAF base in Karachi
06 February, 2013
KARACHI: Unidentified armed pillion riders hurled two hand grenades at Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Faisal situated along main Shahra-e-Faisal within the precincts of Shahra-e-Faisal police station here on Tuesday evening.
According to an ISPR statement, unidentified miscreants hurled two crackers / hand grenades in front of the Shahra-e-Faisal Air Base flyover at about 7.15 pm. A bicyclist was also injured in the attack at the end of the flyover. He was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.
The statement added that security agencies were in full control of the situation and carried out thorough investigation into the incident through all available means, including CCTV footage. The security at all PAF Air bases was already on high. The injured was later identified as 24-year-old Izhar, son of Ghulam Haider, resident of Akhtar colony. He was returning home after teaching his students.
SHO Tariq Raheem told our sources that some unidentified pillion riders hurled the hand grenades at the Faisal flyover gate of the PAF base and fled. As a result, one of them fell outside the gate, while other fell in the base. Both hand grenades exploded with big bang, which caused panic and uncertainty in the vicinity.
Following the attack, heavy contingents of law enforcement agencies rushed to the scene to evaluate the damage. Rangers, police and PAF personnel cordoned off the area and beefed up the security at the entrances and exits of the base. The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) experts also rushed to the scene to determine the nature of hand grenades and took all the evidences from the scene.