5kg bomb defused at CTD office in Karachi

Published: November 23, 2015


KARACHI: A five-kilogramme bomb was defused at the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) office in Karachi’s Civil Lines area on Monday.

“We found a five-kg bomb in the car park of our office and it has been defused with the help of the bomb disposal squad,” CTD in-charge Mazhar Mashwani told The Express Tribune.

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Police said the bomb was wrapped in a shopping bag which had been placed in the parking area of the CTD office.

Earlier, the CTD office was evacuated as security institutions received intelligence reports about a bomb attack at the department’s office.

Incident comes an hour after a Dubai-bound private airline’s flight was evacuated at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan Airport over a bomb scare.

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Around 200 passengers were offloaded from the plane of Shaheen Airline on the airport’s runway just minutes before the plane’s take-off.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Bisma
    Nov 23, 2015 - 4:53PM

    Well done! that 5kg bomb is refused at CTD….Recommend

  • Arshad Hussain
    Nov 23, 2015 - 5:39PM

    Why all of these things is still out of control?Recommend

  • wurmz
    Nov 23, 2015 - 5:45PM

    C’mon ISIS, bring it on! We will take care of you, and send you packing to an early grave. Just ask your stupid Al Qaeda friends and Telli-Bans what we did to them. Now we will destroy you, so go ahead..give it your best shot!Recommend

  • Shakil Ahmed Khan
    Nov 23, 2015 - 5:56PM

    @Arshad Hussain:
    that is under control, imagine that gone off. Its the forces that wish to stop any anti corruption and anti terror actions by rangers and other forces.

  • iTellU
    Nov 23, 2015 - 6:43PM

    @Arshad Hussain:
    Where have you been, Sir? This is just a small thing in the world of terrorism and war and its going to be here fora long time. Watch for any unattended bags anywhere and report quickly the authorities. Pak and the world is NOT clear of terrorism at all. Its an ongoing battle for land, religion, money, politics and battle for all sort of public donations.Recommend

  • tomz
    Nov 23, 2015 - 6:58PM


    It not ‘refused’, it ‘defused’. ok, thanks, bye.Recommend

  • bigsaf
    Nov 23, 2015 - 10:59PM

    Real glad it was caught in time. It would have been a symbolic and significant blow against counter-terrorism if it went off and took out the CTD office of all places. Recommend

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