Two bombs were planted in Quaidabad, say officials

Such incidents are meant to disrupt peace in the metropolis, says CM Murad

News Desk November 17, 2018
Investigation teams failing to to identify the culprits behind the blast so far. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Officials investigating the blast in the Quaidabad locality of the port city said that at least 500 grams of explosives were used in the home-made explosive device, reported Express News on Saturday

The blast, in front of the deputy commissioner's office on Friday night, killed two people and injured 10.

Soon after the blast, Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) officials reached the site of the incident and defused a second bomb, with at least two kilograms of explosives. Officials said the second bomb would have been more destructive.

"The home-made explosive device weighed two kilograms," said BDS officials.

Officials further revealed that the blast was pre-planned and the objective was to draw first responders and people to the blast site after the first bomb exploded and then the aim was to detonate the second bomb.

"If the second explosion had happened, the losses would have been much higher."

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However, no progress has been made in identifying those responsible for the blast.

Investigation teams will visit the blast site again today. Last night evidence, such as clothing and shrapnel were recovered by officials from the blast site.

All those injured in the blast are undergoing treatment at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) are said to be out of danger.

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah also visited the injured and said that such incidents are meant to disrupt peace in the metropolis.


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