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Panic in Karachi after twin grenade attacks

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KARACHI — Residents in Karachi, Pakistan, were in a condition of frenzy on Friday taking after two grenades attack.

At least one policeman was wounded while a few vehicles were damaged when unidentified men flung two hand grenades within the span of just two hours at Mobina Town Police Station in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town, Karimabad area of Liaquatabad Town in Karachi, media reported.

Around five unidentified suspects, riding motorbikes, hurled a hand grenade at the main gate of the Mobina Town Police Station in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town and within two hours of the attack another two hand grenades were hurled at a bridge in Karimabad area of Liaquatabad Town and a private school in North Nazimabad area, Express News reported.

Police and Rangers cordoned off the areas to conduct investigations after the incident. A lookout has been issued for the suspects involved in the two attacks.

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Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

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MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

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