Karachi: 5kg bomb defused in North Nazimabad
KARACHI: A potential catastrophe was averted after a bomb weighing around five kilograms was found near the KDA Flats in North Nazimabad on Thursday and defused. Locals saw the explosive device and immediately informed the police, who reached the spot. The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was also called to the scene to defuse the device that was hidden in cement blocks. It contained ball bearings, nut bolts and was attached to a remote controlled detonator. Tension developed in the area and its surroundings as news of the bomb spread.
Meanwhile, security was also beefed up in the locality with the deployment of additional police contingents and Rangers. Police said that the device was similar to the bomb defused in the Haidery Market in Ramazan.
That device was found behind the Dolmen Mall – also in North Nazimabad – and contained 20 kilograms of explosives as well as five kilograms of ball bearings.