Crime Scene-II

Smoke bombs found in Nazimabad

 

By Jamil Khan | KARACHI

 

THE presence of two smoke bombs that look like hand grenades created panic among the residents and business community of Multi Chowk, a prominent locality in the Nazimabad No 2, on Wednesday.

The smoke bombs were planted under a pushcart that sells chicken corn soup late on Tuesday night. DSP Malik Mazhar Hussain told Daily Times that some unknown person informed the police about the bombs early morning on Wednesday, referring to them as hand grenades on the 15 help line.

“We reached the scene around 10 am where a crowd had gathered to witness the bomb removal operation. The bomb disposal squad removed the bombs and shifted them to the Shameem Shaheed Ground,” he said. The bombs were later confirmed to be low-explosive smoke bombs and the police safely destroyed the bombs at Mauripur.

Bomb disposal squad officials told Daily Times that the smoke bombs were 200 grams each, locally assembled and looked like grenades without safety pins but with trigger options. “Such smoke bombs are used by terrorists to run away from the police as they produce a thick, foul-smelling smoke,” they said.

The police have yet to discover who made the bombs and planted them in the crowded street.

– Published in Daily Times | Nov 20, 2008

~ by jamilkhan on November 20, 2008.

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