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Rangers official martyred, eight injured in Karachi’s cracker blast

KARACHI: One Rangers official was martyred while eight others sustained injuries when a blast took place near the city’s Orangi Town number 5 area today (Monday).

According to police, the blast took place near a Rangers vehicle that parked in the Mominabad area of Karachi’s Orangi Town. The Sindh Rangers personnel were busy snap-checking at the Mominabad neighbourhood when they were attacked with a cracker.

Rescue officials have informed that eight people, including two Rangers officials, are injured. The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Rangers and police personnel have arrived at site of the blast and cordoned off the area.

Eyewitnesses have informed that the intensity of the blast was so severe that people standing near the area were thrown to the ground due to the impact.