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October 10, 2012

Houses of six PPP leaders targeted with bombs, grenades

October 10, 2012

SUKKUR: Miscreants on Tuesday targeted the residences of two Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) ministers, three MPAs and the Sindh Assembly speaker in different towns of Sindh. No causality was, however, reported.
Police said unknown miscreants hurled a hand grenade at the Shikarpur residence of a PPP leader, Agha Siraj Durrani, who is the provincial minister for local bodies. Officials said the minister and his family members were not present atthe house when the grenade was thrown. A gate of the house was partially damaged.
Two men riding a motorbike hurled the grenade and sped away, officials said. Police and Rangers contingents arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area.In a related development, police recovered a bomb from underneath the car of Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro. The car was parked outside his house in Larkana. The bomb disposal squad later defused the bomb, police said.
Police claimed to have recovered a suspicious bag outside the residence of PPP MPA Mir Haji Hayat Talpur in Digri town of Mirpurkhas district. The bomb disposal squad checked the bag and found a bomb, which they defused.
Unknown miscreants hurled a cracker at PPP MPA Imdad Pitafi’s residence in Hyderabad. No damage to property or loss of life was reported. The PPP condemned Tuesday’s coordinated attacks, saying that political opponents were using dirty tactics to harass the ruling party leadership.
Meanwhile, security at the residences of PPP MPAs and ministers across the province was beefed up following strikes and violent protests in Sindh against the new local government bill.
SANA adds: A suspicious bag with pamphlets from Sindhu Desh Liberation Army was found at the residence of Hayat Talpur and an extra contingent of police was posted outside his house.
In a similar incident, a five-kilogram bomb was defused at the residence of MPA Fasih Shah in Nawabshah. Moreover, a handmade bomb was recovered from Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Khuhro’s

residence in Larkana.

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