SUKKUR – Two people were injured in a low-intensity bomb blast planted to target a vehicle of Chinese engineers on the national highway near Rohri, while the engineers remained unhurt.
According to ARY News, the blast took place along a roadside leading to three campsites set up for Chinese staffers working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) at Sukkur-Multan Motorway project, near Link Road Saleh Pat, in the limits of Patni police station of district Sukkur. According to police, The blast injured two people, but no casualty has been reported so far.
Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Rohri Masood Mahar said that a truck driver was injured by the broken glass as the windscreen of the truck was shattered.
According to reports, 500 grams of explosive material was used in the blast.
Meanwhile, Sindh Inspector General (IG) A.D. Khawaja has directed the SSP Sukkur, Amjad Ali Shaikh to tighten security for Chinese, other foreign engineers and experts working on various development projects in the city.
He also said that no leniency should be granted to officers found negligent while on duty.
Police and Rangers have 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 said.