Girls’ school damaged in Karachi bomb blast

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A police official quoting the BDS said it was not a time device or a remote-controlled bomb. Instead, it carried safety fuse which went off in 40-45 seconds after the bomb had been placed.—Reuters/File
A police official quoting the BDS said it was not a time device or a remote-controlled bomb. Instead, it carried safety fuse which went off in 40-45 seconds after the bomb had been placed.—Reuters/File

KARACHI: The wall of a government-run girls’ school and two vehicles were damaged in a bomb blast here on Sunday, police said.

They said an explosive device weighing about half a kg was placed near the boundary wall of Government Primary School for Girls at Gul Mohammad Kalmati Goth near Murtaza Chowrangi.

Two cars parked near the school-building were also damaged when the device containing ball bearings exploded, SP Akhtar Farooq said.

The SP quoting the bomb disposal squad said it was not a time device or a remote-controlled bomb. Instead, it carried safety fuse which went off in 40-45 seconds after the bomb had been placed.

The school was closed for the weekly holiday. No one was injured.

The SP said it seemed the attackers wanted to create panic.

Published in Dawn, March 2nd, 2015

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