Karachi: Bomb defused in Christian neighbourhood
KARACHI: The police and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) defused at locally made bomb that weighed nearly five kilogrammes Friday. It was found near a wine shop within the jurisdiction of Zaman Town police station.
The wine shop is located at Korangi Crossing, Essai Mohalla. Its owner Enayat Masih, who also lives there, informed the police at helpline 15 Madadgar, when he saw it. It took one hour to defuse it.
The bomb was based on three detonators, a timer and a plastic bottle loaded with petrol. “If anybody had hit it or the weather had become hot it would have blown up,” said SHO Pervaiz Ali Shah, adding that the area was mostly populated by Christians, therefore it was possible that the people behind it wanted to target them. FIR No. 273/08 has been registered on behalf of the government against unidentified men.