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One dead, five injured in grenade attack in Karachi’s Kharadar

One person was killed and five others were injured in a hand grenade attack in Kharadar’s Chagla Street in Karachi on Thursday, Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) City Adeel Chandio said.
The injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital, Karachi. Police believe the attack could have been linked to extortion.
Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal took notice of the incident and asked for a detailed inquiry report from deputy inspector general (DIG) South.
The deceased, an elderly male, could not immediately be identified but police said the injured include Ismail, Waqas, Abdul Sattar and Babu.
Grenade attacks in Lyari have fallen since the Rangers were mandated with a targeted operation in Karachi in 2013 aimed at eliminating targeted killings, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism in the city.
The second phase of the operation began in 2015 with the aim of arresting “killers of policemen, lawyers and prosecution witnesses”.
A grenade attack in Lyari in March 2017, supposedly aimed at spreading chaos, injured 12 people.