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Low-intensity blast targets Chinese engineer’s convoy near Rohri: police

A ‘low-intensity’ blast on Wednesday targeted a Chinese engineer’s vehicle near Rohri, police said. The engineer remained unhurt in the explosion.

“Unknown accused attacked a Chinese engineer’s vehicle near Rohri. Rescue teams moved [to the location],” said a police statement.

Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Rohri Masood Mahar said, “Today at 15:45 hours, in the jurisdiction of Patni police station, when a Chinese engineer’s vehicles convoy along with a Ranger’s escort were passing by near Qasim Ali petrol pump, a remote control bomb planted in a bicycle exploded.”

Initially, the DSP said that a truck driver was injured by the broken glass as the windscreen of the truck was shattered. However, in later reports, SP Special Branch Mansoor Mughal said no one was injured in the explosion. He also said that 500 grams of explosive material was used in the blast.

SSP Sukkur Amjad Shaikh told Dawn the low-intensity blast occurred along a roadside leading to three campsites set up for Chinese staffers working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. He also confirmed that the Chinese convoy was targeted.

Sindh Inspector General (IG) A.D. Khawaja directed the SSP Sukkur to tighten security for Chinese as well as other foreign engineers and experts working on various development projects in the city. He also said no leniency should be granted to officers found negligent while on duty.

Police and Rangers conducted a search operation in the area following the blast and arrested at least 20 suspects who have been taken to undisclosed locations, a police official told

courtesy : dawn news



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