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First female officer inducted in Rawalpindi’s Bomb Disposal Squad

RAWALPINDI: In what could be seen as a move against perceived glass ceiling in our society, Rawalpindi Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) inducted first female officer into its group for the first time. Atia Batool will be part of a six-member BDS after completing a four-week course under the supervision of American experts. During the training, she will learn defusing IEDs and suicide jackets besides identifying the nature of blast and material used in any explosive device. Ms Batool told media that she got the inspiration to…

Terror bid foiled in Quetta

QUETTA: A terror bid was foiled in Quetta as bomb squad defused an explosive device near the home of a public prosecutor. According to details, police reached Sabzal Road after being informed regarding a suspicious package placed near the home of a public prosecutor named Ameer Hamza. Police surrounded the area and summoned the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS). BDS arrived at scene and recovered the explosive, which weighed 15 to 20 kilograms, and successfully managed to defuse the bomb. The bomb was connected to a…

Peshawar: BDS defuse explosives-filled cylinder

PESHAWAR: Bomb Disposal Squad defused a cylinder filled with over five kilograms of explosive material on Monday, ARY News reported. The explosives-packed cylinder was placed at a fruit cart at Peshawar's Karkhano Market. The traders informed Police after noticing the suspicious cylinder. The law enforcement officials summoned the bomb squad, who reached the scene and defused the explosives. People gathered at the scene expressed their delight after the bomb device defused and chanted slogans in favour of the bomb…

22 rocket shells found, defused in Bannu

BANNU: A large quantity of rocket shells found from a storm water drain in Bannu and defused by the bomb disposal squad, ARY News reported on Saturday. A bag filled with live rocket shells found in a water drain in Bakkakhel area of Bannu. The bomb disposal officials were called to defeuse 22 shells found in the bag. The BDS officials defused the rocket shells, which are said to be made in Russia.

Chup Taziya procession taken out in Karachi

KARACHI: 'Chup Taziya' procession was taken out on Thursday to commemorate the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hassan Askari (R.A), ARY News reports. The mourning procession started from Nishtar Park and ended at Hussainian Iranian Imambargah while passing through M.A. Jinnah Road, Empress Market, Regal Intersection, Tibet Centre, Radio Pakistan, Lighthouse and Boulton Market. Strict security measures were taken to ensure that no untoward incident took place during the procession. The procession routes were sealed with…

Karachi: BDS defuse live mortar shells found in Defence

KARACHI: The bomb disposal squad defused two mortar shells which were found at a road in Karachi's posh Defence Housing Society area two days ago, officials said. According to sources, the accused had placed the shells to press for their demand of extortion money from the owner of a petrol pump. The mortar shells were defused with the assistance of Pakistan Army, BDS officials said. The shells were found at a roadside near Do Darya in Defence Phase-VIII on Tuesday night, which were transferred to a ground to defuse…

Hitman among four arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: Two mortar shells found at road in Karachi's Defence Housing Society area, officials said. The bomb disposal squad transferred two mortar shells to a nearby ground to defuse them. The live shells were left by unknown persons at a road in Defence Phase-VIII. The law enforcement agencies have arrested four persons including a target killer from various parts of the city. Police arrested a suspect from Abbas Town area. The suspect has been involved in targeted killings, police sources said. Police has…