KARACHI: The city police on Friday claimed to have foiled a terror bid and recovered 20 hand grenades stuffed in a shopper from Karachi’s Garden area.
In a statement, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) City Sarfaraz Nawaz said that they have recovered a shopper carrying 20 hand grenades from a garbage dump in the Dhobi Ghat area of Garden district.
“Bomb Disposal Squad has defused the bombs and is current involved in clearing the area,” the police officer said, adding that a heavy contingent of police has been deployed to the area to avert any untoward incident.
The officials of Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) thwarted the sabotage bids by defusing the hand grenade recovered from Dhobi Ghat. According to BDS, they found explosive material and ball bearing from the hand grenades.
Meanwhile, Rangers and police contingents have launched a search operation after cordoning off the area. The adjoining areas were being searched with the help of well-trained sniffing dogs of law enforcement agencies.
The law enforcers expanded the scope of search operation to clear the nearby areas from grenades and other explosive material. This is not the first time that hand grenades have been recovered from the city.
Previously, Sindh Rangers recovered over 20 hand grenades and other explosive material from the surroundings of the Sabzi Mandi in Karachi. According to a spokesman, the law enforcement authority (LEAs) carried out a search operation in the surrounding of the Subzi Mandi.
“Initially, over 20 hand grenades and a huge cache of explosives were recovered during the operation,” the Rangers spokesman said as more security teams were called in to deactivate the hand grenades recovered from the spot.