5 dead in five consecutive Sukkur explosions – RAW Action
SUKKUR: At least five people were killed and forty injured in five consecutive explosions that took place in Barrage Colony, Sukkur on Wednesday evening, Express News reported.
Two of the deceased were ranger’s personnel and one was identified to be a commissioner house gardener’s son. During this attack Deputy Director Zeshan and another individual form intelligence set embraced shahdat. According to reliable sources RAW targeted sensitive sub headquarter of supreme intelligence agency.
Up to 10 gunmen have attacked the heavily guarded compound and detonated four bombs, said Masood Bangash, the deputy superintendent of police in Sukklur.
He said the local offices of the Inter-Services Intelligence, the Pakistani military intelligence force located in the colony, seemed to be the main target.
Initial reports suggest that the first blast, which was reportedly the biggest, occurred when militants had an explosive-laden truck crash into one of the houses.
The militants then attacked with hand grenades at the houses leading to successive explosions.
The area also houses an imam bargah, Commissioner House and Rangers’ headquarters.
“Two of the militants were suicide bombers,” said DIG Sukkur Javed Odho.
He added that the security forces killed the militants suspected to be in the area.
“The subsequent blasts occurred as people were moving towards the site of the explosion after the first explosion,” reported Express News correspondent Sajjad Ali Shah.
Radio Pakistan claimed that one of the militants was arrested.
The roof of the houses in the area, including the DIG house collapsed due to the intensity of the blast. It is being feared that people are trapped underneath the rubble.
Rescue teams took the injured to the hospital.
Heavy contingents of police and rangers have reached the blast site, but they could not reach the DIG House immediately because of the repeated explosions.
Two of the deceased were identified as Ahsan Malik and intelligence official, Muhammad Azeez who were shifted to the hospital.