Van used in Karachi bombing recovered

Published: November 12, 2010
An investigator inspects the wreckage of a vehicle a day after a bomb blast in Karachi on November 12, 2010. PHOTO: AFP

An investigator inspects the wreckage of a vehicle a day after a bomb blast in Karachi on November 12, 2010. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: The chassis number of the white Toyota van used in the Karachi bombing was identified on Friday as investigation teams combed the area.

The Special Investigation Unit (SIU) department of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), along with officers of the Crime Investigation Department and police visited the blast site this morning.

Investigation teams found the white Toyota van used by militants to target the CID building and its chassis number identified.

All evidence has been sent to a forensic lab.

The police have not yet issued any sketches of the terrorists involved in the incident and a case against the incident had not been registered.

The attack on the Sindh police’s main investigation agency, the CID building, near PIDC, on Thursday night killed at least 16 people and injured more than 140.  The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has taken responsibility for the blast.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Asim Ali
    Nov 12, 2010 - 11:47AM

    What good will this do? Another ridiculous news item which will neither change on what has happened nor will we ever know what this means. Whatever happened to the recovery of the heads of suicide bombers? Why did that make a headline? And who followed it up?Recommend

  • Ibrahim Akhund
    Nov 12, 2010 - 2:02PM

    Dear readers,

    This is sad but what the need of the hour is to stand up and help as a united front at this critical hour. I was over at Jinnah Medical last night till late. Please donate blood / contrbute some money. In the end, life lived for others is a life well lived.


  • Vaqar
    Nov 12, 2010 - 2:30PM

    Well said Asim! Sadly our record is abysmal on such matters, Wonder if the higher ups “have asked for a report within 24 hours” or “have taken notice of the blast”?Recommend

  • RG
    Nov 12, 2010 - 2:47PM

    I think they need to us the “IRON HAND” Where is that these days?…jokersRecommend

  • Sengathir
    Nov 12, 2010 - 3:17PM

    Can anybody tell me about the progress of investigation & conviction of Islamabad Marriott bombing…?Recommend

  • Asma Ahmad
    Nov 12, 2010 - 7:58PM

    Our crime investigations are a big joke. Thousands will continue to die every year in such large scale terror operations and the public will never know in the name of what. And as Sengathir stated… what is the progress of the Marriott (Isl) and PC (Peshawar) bombings?Recommend

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