Explosion bid foiled in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Police have recovered 88 kilogram of explosive material packed in fire extinguisher from a stolen car Tuesday, an intelligence agency source told The News.
The three kinds of explosive material has been sent to laboratory for confirmation, the source said, adding, “Only detonators were to to be connected to blow up the target, otherwise, three kinds of material was properly mixed to make it more effective and powerful.”
Inspector General of Police Binyameen, when contacted by this correspondent, confirmed the report saying that the matter has been kept secret and would be disclosed after the examination report.
The sources said that three types of explosive material — Potassium, Phosphorus and Carbon — was packed in 11 fire extinguishers and it was transported to Islamabad and Rawalpindi by a stolen Toyota Corolla car when intercepted at a check post near the Golra More.
He said that the police had arrested the driver of the car who belonged to Mardan. The car with the explosive material has been taken into custody, the source added.