Time bomb in mosque defused

KARACHI: A half Kilogram time bomb was defused successfully by Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) in Gulzar-e-Habib Masjid within the premises of Nabi Bux police station, here on Friday.

Inspector General Sindh police Shahid Nadeem Baloch has announced appreciation certificates and prize money for the informer and police personnel.

A man informed Nabi Bux police that a suspected bag was lying under Mehrab of Gulzar-e-Habib Masjid. Police and rangers cordoned off the area and searched with the help of BDS.

BDS rushed to the scene and after half an hour efforts, they defused the bomb.

Talking to media on the occasion, a BDS officer said the bomb was half kilogram and attached with a timer device. He said BDS successfully defused it, otherwise it would have caused heavy casualties on the occasion of Friday prayers.

Later, IG Sindh announced Rs 50,000 prize money for the informer and appreciation certificate and some money prizes for BDS and police personnel for defusing the bomb.