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Police foil terrorist attack in Pakistan's Karachi

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, June 24, IRNA -- Police in Pakistani port city of Karachi said that they have foiled a terror plot to attack a congregation Friday prayers, the city’s police chief said.

Karachi police head Iqbal Mehmood said that the bomb was found near site of prayers where hundreds of Shia Muslim people were supposed to gather for noon prayers at a residential colony near Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).

The area is used to offer Friday prayers usually and a time device was fitted with the bomb to be exploded at 1:30 p.m. the prayers time, Mehmood told reporters.

He said that the 20-kilogram bomb could have caused huge human losses.

He noted that the bomb disposal experts defused the bomb and averted the terror plot.

The police chief said that the device had ball-bearings, iron plates and detonators and the ball-bearing could harm many people.

Mehmood said that he issued special orders to the police to search all main mosques in Karachi before the noon prayers.

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