KARACHI: The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) on Thursday defused a bomb recovered in Block A of North Nazimabad in Karachi, Express News reported.
According to North Nazimabad Division SP Latif Siddiqui, a locally manufactured bomb, with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and a detonator inside, was recovered outside a bungalow in the area’s Block A.
The security guard of the bungalow, Muhammad Ayub, found a package lying outside the house with wires sticking out from it. He informed the police right away.
Express News correspondent Wasiq Muhammad quoted police as saying that the terror bid was planned to attack the Bohra community, which is celebrating Eid today.
The attackers were on their way to plant the bomb near the community’s central in the area – Hyderi.
However, the police had already sealed the road from KDA Chowrangi to Pahar Ganj for snap checking and was carrying a targeted operation to foil any possible terror bid during the day.
Fearing getting caught, the attackers could not reach the intended site and threw the bomb in the residential area instead.
Weighing between 3-5kg, the bomb was successfully defused by the BDS. A case has been registered with the North Nazimabad Police Station under Terrorism Act.
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