Bomb in car kills KESC official

KARACHI — An explosive device used for the first time in Karachi killed an official of the city’s utility provider Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC). The “magnetic bomb” was attached to the official’s car which went off in North Nazimabad late on Tuesday.

By Rehan Siddiqui

Published: Thu 21 Mar 2013, 8:55 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 4:11 PM

Police said that the bomb attached to the car of 45-year-old Farhan Adil exploded in North Nazimabad’s Block H near the Landi Kotal Chowrangi that killed the KESC official who was on his way to home from office.

Officials of the bomb disposal unit later examined the wreckage of the car and told the media that a magnetic bomb was planted in the vehicle. “It was a time device attached to the car through a magnetic strip,” said a bomb disposal official. “Hardly a kilogramme of explosives was used. It did not cause a huge explosion and no ball bearings were used,” he said.

The victim was a resident of Gulshan-i-Iqbal area and had been working with the KESC for the last more than 15 years.

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