Pakistan: Five-year-old girl killed in grenade attack near Lyari Town office

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KARACHI: A five-year-old girl was killed and a man was injured Wednesday when unknown persons hurled a hand-grenade at a residential compound near Karachi's Lyari Town office.

Two women also sustained minor injuries in the attack.

Eyewitnesses told DawnNews that unknown persons hurled a hand-grenade and fled from the area.

A huge contingent of police personnel arrived in the area.

Panic gripped the area in the aftermath of the attack.

Lyari is one of the poorest and most violent neighbourhoods of Karachi where clashes between rival gangs linked to political and ethnic groups erupt continuously.

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