The police foiled a major terror plot on Thursday by defusing a 10-kilogramme bomb, planted outside a marble factory in Manghopir.
Terror gripped the locality when residents noticed the suspicious-looking vegetable oil container outside the Mehran marble factory. Police and Rangers were alerted to the incident while the bomb disposal squad was immediately summoned to site.
Upon examining the container, the BDS officials confirmed that it contained explosives. The law enforcers evacuated the area until the bomb was defused.
According to BDS officials, the bomb weighed around 10 kilogrammes and was an improvised explosive device (IED) operated through a remote control. The explosives were connected to two detonators via six batteries. They added that the bomb contained nuts, bolts, ball bearings and nails. According to Manghopir SHO Inspector Muhammad Ali Niazi, the bomb was intended to target police and Rangers who patrol Manghopir Road.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 4th, 2014.