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Bomb found near Thatta’s Jhungshahi railway station defused

THATTA: Police on Sunday morning thwarted a terrorism plot by defusing a bomb fitted on a track near the Jhungshahi railway station in Thatta, ARY News reported.

According to Thatta SSP Shabbir Ahmed Sethar, trains were stopped at different stations for a while upon receipt of information about the presence of the explosive on the track near the Jhungshahi train station.

He said a bomb disposal squad (BDS) was called in to defuse the bomb, adding search operation was launched in the area as there was apprehension about presence of another explosive device on the tracks.

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Sethar said the police got a tip off about the presence of the explosive near the railway station early Sunday morning.

Trains resumed their journey to their destination after the law enforcement along the BDS combed and cleared the tracks for resumption of rail traffic.

The police said seven suspicious individuals were taken into custody during the search operation at the railway station and surrounding areas.

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