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Grenade attack at PAF base in Karachi

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 13:57

Islamabad: One person was injured when unidentified attackers lobbed two grenades at the gate of a Pakistan Air Force base in the southern port city of Karachi, an official spokesman said.

The attackers hurled two grenades at the PAF base at Shahrah-e-Faisal last evening, an air force spokesperson said.

A passer-by injured in the attack was taken to Jinnah Hospital for first aid. Police officials said the attackers were riding a motorcycle.

Additional security forces were sent to the base after the attack, they said.

The spokesperson said security agencies were in "full control of the situation" and had launched an investigation into the incident. The investigators had obtained CCTV footage to identify the attackers.
Security at all PAF bases across the country was "already on high alert", the spokesperson said.


First Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 13:57
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