KARACHI: An explosion inside a house near Patel Para has killed three alleged bombmakers and injured one more on Saturday afternoon.
Express News learnt that a high intensity blast took place inside a two-room apartment situated on the top floor a three-storey building under construction in Patel Para in Jamshed Quarters. It has left a one foot deep crater at the site.
The official statement from the police maintains that the blast occurred due to an accident during an attempt to manufacture a bomb. They pointed to the presence of ball bearings on site as evidence for the claim.
The Chief of the Counter Terrorism and Financial Crime Unit of the CID, SSP Raja Omer Khattab told The Express Tribune, “No, doubt, it was the terrorists hideout but we have yet to ascertained which group it was. We have also found the clothes of the women and children from the house but no woman and child was presented there at the time of blast.”
Amongst other things, a sweep of the blast site also discovered cell phone batteries and SIM cards among other things.
The preliminary investigations so far have found out that the 40 square yard house was owned by Munawwar aka 'Munnu', a nephew of the Soldier Bazaar SHO Raheemullah.
Munawwar had rented the house to a person named 'Matiullah' on the reference of his neighbour, Amir, about two weeks ago.
Matinullah and another man initially identified as Imran were the two injured men taken to the Civil Hospital. Once the police discovered the nature of activities in the house, the immediately took Imran into custody and shifted him to an undisclosed location.
However, Matiullah, who had suffered graver injuries and had been rushed into surgery, succumbed to his injuries, increasing the tally of casualties to three.
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