At least two policemen were martyred on Wednesday in a grenade blast inside the police headquarters in Karachi.
According to the police, two officers were also severely injured in the explosion.
Following the incident, DIG Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and other police officials reached the site.
SSP CTD informed the reporters that the incident took place when the grenades were taken out of the armory for cleaning purposes. Heavy rainfall in the metropolis city had damaged and destroyed some case properties.
“The grenade was in the hands of a policeman when the blast occurred,” DIG CTD said.
Around 11:10 am, Sub-Inspector Saeed and constable Shehzad took two grenades from the armory to the police cobbler where they were being cleaned.
The blast occurred when the pin of one of the grenades in the hands of constable Shehzad was pulled out accidentally.
The two martyred cops were identified as constable Shehzad and police cobbler Sabir.
Sources familiar with the matter said the grenades were part of case evidence.
Commenting on the incident, Karachi Police Chief Ghulam Nabi Memon said an inquiry has been initiated in the case. “We have to investigate why the grenade was not diffused,” he said.