HYDERABAD  - A security guard was killed and at least six people including a policeman were injured in series of blasts aimed at targetting National Bank branches in various districts of Sindh on Wednesday. According to police, unknown miscreants through series of blasts rocked many cities of Sindh creating panic and sense of uncertainty among the residents besides injuring six people. Four blasts targeted the ATM machines of National Bank in Anaj Mandi, Fatima Jinnah Road, Naseem Nagar and Latifabad No.7 of Hyderabad.  All the blasts occurred outside the National Bank branches in Hyderabad.

Blasts also rocked Kotri, Dadu, Badin, Sukkur, Nawabshah and Qazi Ahmed areas of Sindh. One out of two explosions occurred outside a bank in Larkana.  In Badin, at Shahbaz Road two vehicles were damaged in a blast outside the National Bank. At National Highway, in Ranipur and Qazi Ahmed a security guard of the bank was killed in two consecutive bomb blasts. The injured persons were shifted to different hospitals for medical treatment. The police have registered separate cases against unknown miscreants at concerned police stations and started investigations.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad have expressed grave concern over the series of blasts aimed at targeting government bank. 

Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has sought report from IG Sindh. Meanwhile, Jaffer Express narrowly escaped a disaster as unknown miscreants blew up a Railway track with explosives here on Wednesday morning. A three foot portion of the track was destroyed as a result of the blast.

Our staff Reporter from Karachi adds: Two low-intensity bomb blasts took place in  in Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Gulshan-e-Iqbal areas of Karachi. Investigators linked the blast to the attacks on banks across Sindh. The first explosion took place early in the morning in Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 16 where miscreants detonated an electricity pole near KESC Office.

Another blast occurred near a cell phone market in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Police said the bomb was planted at the mezzanine floor of Mumtaz Mobile Market near Moti Mahal Bus Stop.

According to Gulshan-e-Iqbal SHO Shahzada Saleem, the twin blasts are interlinked with the attacks on banks across Sindh.