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500g explosives used in Karachi blast: sources

KARACHI: The investigators, probing the blast in Karachi on Friday, revealed that 500-gram explosives were used in the explosion that killed two people, ARY News reported.

According to sources, the team of investigators had arrived at the blast site on Friday night and collected evidence to determine the cause and nature of the blast.

Sources informed that the team would again visit the crime spot today (Saturday) to gather more clues.

Counter Terrorism Department in-charge Raja Umar Khattab, speaking to media on late Friday night, said a suspicious box was found from the blast bite and bomb disposal squad was called for inspection. It turned out to be another bomb device, which was defused by the BDS, he informed.

According to senior cop, who is a part of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), Mazhar Mashwani, the BDS team successfully defused an IED which could have triggered a serious tragedy.

The bomb disposal squad carried the explosive device to a nearby ground and defused it. Personnel of police and Rangers had surrounded the spot during the BDS operation.

At least two people were killed while several others injured when an explosion went off under Quaidabad flyover in Malir on Friday.

According to the police, the blast took place in a heap of used clothes placed underneath the bridge that injured around a dozen people.

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