Sources privy to the development have claimed that the hand grenades used to attack Pakistan Rangers, Sindh earlier in the day in Karachi were made in Russia, ARY News reported on Friday.
According to sources, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was not used to attack the vehicle carrying rangers personnel, it is being speculated that the Ghotki attack was also done using a hand grenade.
Sources claimed further that Investigative agencies have found actionable evidence from the crime scenes in Karachi and Ghotki and they have confirmed use of hand grenades.
A serial plate has also been found from one of the places where the attack occurred, the serial plate clearly belongs to Russia, sources disclosed.
It is being said that the use of hand grenades may be significant due to the delayed explosion which gives the assailant time to escape or mesh with the crowd.
Sources further claimed that such hand grenades have been confiscated in the best from Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing’s (R&AW) sleeper cells.
Preliminary reports suggest that the attacks may be linked to Indian sleeper cell activities in the country.
A total of five attacks have been made against Pakistan Rangers Sindh during the past nine days with three consecutive attacks occurring in various cities of Sindh today.
The first attack occurred on June 10 in Gulistan e Jauhar area of Karachi which targeted a rangers vehicle and another attack also occurred on the same day targeting a rangers checkpost in the Manzil Pump area.
Today the rangers personnel were targeted yet again in the cities of Karachi, Larkana and Ghotki.
Bomb disposal squad investigating the hand grenade attack that occurred in Liaquatabad earlier in the day has claimed that the explosive was factory made RGD grenade.
The bomb disposal squad has found and confiscated pieces of the grenade and its pin from the crime scene.
The trigger and lever of the bomb have also been found and confiscated by the bomb disposal squad.
The hand grenade pin was found on a bridge above the point of explosion which happened to be a college wall.
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