Bomb hoax inside Karachi Zoo causes panic

Published: August 21, 2012
A bomb was reportedly uncovered in Karachi Zoo. PHOTO: ABASEEN KHAN AFGHAN/FILE

A bomb was reportedly uncovered in Karachi Zoo. PHOTO: ABASEEN KHAN AFGHAN/FILE

KARACHI: A bomb threat hoax caused panic on the second day of Eid in Karachi Zoo, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Police evacuated the zoo after receiving an alert from zoo officials, however, the bomb disposal squad swept the area and found no bomb.

Panic stricken crowds exited the zoo while investigations continued.

A large number of people were visiting the zoo as part of Eid festivities.

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  • Not me
    Aug 21, 2012 - 5:18PM

    Good work that this bomb was detected in time.
    BUT how was it taken inside and planted without being detected?


  • Aug 21, 2012 - 5:21PM

    Probably planted where Lion of America is caged as seen on photo! Insanity at its peak.


  • Hamaad Haider
    Aug 21, 2012 - 5:22PM

    Because even the animals are kaafirs and do not have shariah compliant bank accounts. If you blow them up you will secure a place as a zoo keeper in heaven. Oh and any humans killed along the way are bonus, cause they probably are kaafirs with non-shariah compliant bank accounts as well.


  • FJ
    Aug 21, 2012 - 5:33PM

    So cowards are targeting caged animals and innocent children mainly! Shame on you!


  • Enlightened
    Aug 21, 2012 - 5:34PM

    How tragic, even the zoo animals are not safe in Pakistan.


  • Nadir
    Aug 21, 2012 - 5:44PM

    Looks like CIA-RAW-Mossad are busy conspiring to defame Pakistan and then put the blame on the brave Taliban!!


  • Abdul Basit
    Aug 21, 2012 - 5:52PM

    Infidel animals being taught a lesson by the terrorists,convert or face the punishment at the hands of the jihadis.


  • Muhammad Zahid
    Aug 21, 2012 - 5:56PM

    Were the animals also having anti-Islam thoughts that they had to be killed by bombing?


  • THE
    Aug 21, 2012 - 5:57PM

    It’s just a prank I am sure or at least I hope it is!!


  • Turbo Lover
    Aug 21, 2012 - 6:00PM

    This is terror that spares none. They call themselves, the “warriors of Islam”. I would like to know how Islamic it is to destroy Allah’s creations. Especially one which has been declared inferior. They can’t talk, they are not as sensible as us. This is a scientific fact.


  • !!
    Aug 21, 2012 - 6:03PM

    @Rana Amjad & @Hamaad Haider.
    nonsense comments, nonsense people


  • Muhammad Ali
    Aug 21, 2012 - 6:18PM

    @Hamaad Haider:


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