Terror on campus: Bomb blast at Karachi University

Published: December 29, 2010
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The Bomb Disposal Squad said that 200 grammes of explosive material was used but it did not do as much damage because it was off target. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

The Bomb Disposal Squad said that 200 grammes of explosive material was used but it did not do as much damage because it was off target. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: At least five Imamia Students Organisation (ISO) members were injured in a small bomb blast at the University of Karachi at midday prayers on Tuesday.

The university had resumed sessions after clashes forced a temporary closure of the campus. Exams have been postponed again.

The Bomb Disposal Squad said that 200 grammes of explosive material was used but it did not do as much damage because it was off target. The incident took place near the cafeteria. ISO students protested against the Rangers. How did they allow explosives to get on campus, they shouted. A Rangers spokesman said that they were only responsible for crowd control and security was primarily the university’s responsibility.

ISO central leader Ali Raza told The Express Tribune he suspected elements inside KU. “The KU administration had already been informed about some banned outfit members,” Raza said.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 29th, 2010.

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