Bombs used in Karachi blasts were locally-made, finds initial probe

July 8th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi , July 8 (ANI): Initial investigation into last evenings serial blasts in Karachi has found that locally-made bombs were used in carrying out the explosions which claimed one life and injured dozens.

A high-level officer of the bomb-disposal squad told that 2-2 1/2 kg of explosives were used in the bombs used in the blasts, while all these bombs were locally-made.

According to the bomb-disposal squad, a car bomb in Hasrat Mohani Colony, an area of Bara Board and all the four bombs in Banaras Colony were exploded through remote control and the grenade thrown from motor-cycle riders was also hand-made while the car used in blast had no number plate, reported The News.

Meanwhile, the provincial government of Sindh said that a report regarding some people coming from northern areas to Karachi was received from sensitive departments but no information was given in advance regarding terrorism on large-scale. (ANI)

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