A potentially catastrophic event was narrowly averted in Karachi as a five-kilogram bomb was discovered on the Awami Express train, which had arrived in the city from Peshawar on Saturday. Swift action by the police’s bomb disposal squad was instrumental in preventing a potential disaster.
The improvised explosive device (IED) was ingeniously concealed inside a black and red school bag found in bogie number five of the train. The gravity of the situation was underscored by the clearance certificate issued by the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU), revealing that the bag harbored a time bomb connected to a battery.
The explosive material itself weighed approximately two and a half kilograms, and an electric detonator, coupled with a mortar container, was intricately attached to the device.
Upon the alarming discovery, a significant response unfolded as a heavy contingent of law enforcement agencies and Rangers swiftly cordoned off the area, securing the vicinity and minimizing potential risks. The diligence of the bomb disposal squad in identifying and neutralizing the threat played a pivotal role in averting what could have been a devastating incident.
All materials associated with the bomb, including the school bag, time bomb, battery, explosive material, and electric detonator, were promptly handed over to the police for further investigation.
The incident has prompted heightened security measures and raised concerns about the potential motives behind such a perilous act, emphasizing the ongoing challenges faced by law enforcement in maintaining public safety and combating threats to national security. As investigations unfold, authorities are likely to delve deeper into the origins and intentions behind this alarming discovery. Overall, a 5kg bomb was discovered on the Awami Express from Peshawar to Karachi, promptly neutralized by the police’s bomb disposal squad.