Police defuse bomb planted on Chinese restaurateur’s car in Karachi’s Clifton area

Bomb weighed around a kilogram, failed to explode


Sajid Rauf December 15, 2020
KARACHI:

Police and security officials on Tuesday disarmed a bomb planted on the car of a Chinese restaurant owner in Karachi's posh Clifton locality near Bilawal House.

The car, a red Vigo, was the target of the would-be attackers.

The occupants of the car soon informed the police after the incident and evacuated the vehicle. The Bomb Disposal Squad was called immediately and managed to defuse the explosive device without any injury or damage to property.

Footage of CCTV cameras obtained shows two men on a motorcycle, with the front individual's face covered by a helmet, drive alongside the red vehicle and plant the device before driving off. The car had slowed down during this time as it was coming in to park.

 

A senior superintendent of police (SSP) confirmed that the device was successfully disarmed. Officials added that the bomb weighed around a kilogram and was supposed to be remotely detonated. The device, officials said, reportedly malfunctioned and failed to explode.

The manager of a nearby famous Chinese restaurant, Mohammad Rashid, said the bomb was planted on the vehicle of the eatery's owner. He added that the owner, Mr Yu, visited the eatery every day at the same time.

"No threat has ever been received prior to this incident," added the restaurant manager.

 

 

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