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Police find ‘suicide vest’ along route of mourning procession for Imam Ali in Karachi

Police on Monday claimed to have recovered a suicide jacket and said that it might be made for carrying out an explosion in the main Yaum-i-Ali procession in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

 

Police on Monday claimed to have recovered a suicide jacket and said that it might be made for carrying out an explosion in the main Yaum-i-Ali procession in Karachi, Pakistan.

Sources claim that police got reports that terrorists might target the Yaum-i-Ali procession and for the past three-four days the law enforcers had been carrying out combing operations in different areas from where the procession would pass.

On Monday morning, the law enforcers searched the narrow streets in Lines Area and found a suicide jacket behind the Shahabudin Market around 300 meters away from the route of the mourning procession for the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Ali, peace be upon him.

“There was a ring attached to a string,” an official said, adding that the jacket might have exploded like a hand-grenade if someone pulled the string or the pin.

“Had it not been recovered, they (terrorists) would have used it today,” he added.

Police detained 20 persons from the area for questioning.

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