KARACHI  -Unidentified militants on Monday attacked another check-post of the Rangers in Korangi locality. No one was injured in the incident.

This is the second consecutive attack on the Rangers check-post in a city as at least three Rangers troops and a passerby were wounded when unidentified persons attacked its check-post by hurling a locally-made hand grenade in Korangi area on Friday.

This time, the attackers attacked a Rangers check-post located also in Korangi within the same jurisdictions of Zaman Town police station. No Rangers personnel or civilian were wounded, however, a boundary wall of the check-post was partially damaged.

Following the incident, extra contingent of Rangers and police reached the site and collected evidences. “It was a locally-made bomb and the armed motorcyclists were behind the attack,” explained DSP Ali M Khosa.

The experts from the bomb disposal squad were also called to examine the blast site. “It was an improvised explosive device weighing around 120 grams of explosives,” explained a BDS expert. Though there was no major breakthrough, the police have registered a case against unidentified persons and initiated investigation to probe the attack.

With the beginning of the New Year, the law enforcement agencies including police and Rangers - busy doing Karachi operation against the terrorists and criminal mafias in the city – were frequently facing the similar attacks at their police stations, check-posts and the patrolling mobiles particularly in District Central, West and East. This was the sixth consecutive blast at the Rangers check-post in the current year as earlier two Rangers check-posts came under attack in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Essa Nagri on March 13, one each at check-posts in Nazimabad, Gujjar Nullah and Korangi localities.

Meanwhile, fire, which broke out due to short-circuit, engulfed a house in Paqqa Qila area, leaving an elderly person killed with critical burn wounds.

According to Fort Police, the incident happened due to faulty electric wiring in the house.

Police identified the deceased person as 60-year-old M Sharif. Two fire tenders extinguished the fire after the efforts of half an hour. The affected family informed the police that their valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees and electronic appliances were also destroyed.

TWO TARGET KILLERS ARRESTED

Rangers on Monday arrested two accused of target killing and other crimes during an operation here on Monday.

Rangers spokesperson said the paramilitary force, on an intelligence report regarding presence of criminals, conducted search operation in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area of the metropolis. Two culprits were apprehended along with the weapons.

The detainees were stated to be involved in the target killing of security personnel, citizens, collecting extortion money, robberies, kidnapping for ransom and other crimes.