Rangers foil suicide attack in Karachi

08:07 PM | 2 Jun, 2018
Rangers foil suicide attack in Karachi
KARACHI - A suicide attacker was killed in an exchange of fire with security personnel near a Rangers check post located in Manghopir area on the outskirts of Karachi, security officials said on Saturday.

According to the Rangers spokesperson, the "suspicious man" was trying to cross into Sindh from Balochistan near Northern Bypass when Rangers personnel spotted him during a search operation.

On this, the suspect opened fire at the security personnel, as a result of retaliatory fire the explosive jacket of the attacker exploded. Two Rangers personnel also sustained injuries as a result of the explosion.

Sector Commander Brigadier Naseem Pervez said that soldiers of Rangers’ 71 Wing foiled the suicide attack.

Meanwhile, Bomb Disposal Squad officials have been called to search and clear the site of incident.