Uni-Direction technology used in Karachi blasts
* LEAs express concern over use of this technology, which could target an object at specific direction
By Atif Raza
KARACHI: The law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have expressed concern over the use of latest technology (Uni-Direction) in all four blasts during Muharram.
According to sources in investigation department, the Uni-Direction technology, which was brought from Afghanistan by some outlawed, could target the object at specific direction.
They said although all four blasts not create disastrous impact, yet the technology was used in these blasts to demonstrate the power. They said the investigators were still unable to identify the targets of the militants through these blasts but they termed that technique as massacre. The sources said the investigators were presently busy to identify the precautionary measures to avert the use of this technology in any other terrorist activity.
They said the relevant department had also written a letter to Crisis Management Cell calling for help to overcome the issue. The sources said the group behind all those blasts had so far not identified, therefore, the LEAs were going to conduct search operation at massive scale, especially at Afghan settlements to grab the real culprits.
For the purpose, the relevant authorities have given go-ahead signal to dig out the guilty party. They said the wave of that sort of blasts had engulfed the city on 9th Muharram when Lines Area came under target. This incident was initially declared as gas cylinder blast. This blast occurred soon after the procession passed the site.
The second was planted at a middle of the Kalapul within Defence police limits and exploded on Tuesday morning at around 11:00am. Both bomb exploded with big sounds, which were heard at a distance of about 4-6 kilometers.
At least four passersby, Manzoor Hussain, Rasheed, Iftikhar and Kaneez Begum, were wounded when an explosion took place at Kalapul but the police officials concerned said that only one man was injured, who was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment.
The blast left a crater in the middle of the bridge and the explosion also partially damaged the bridge as safety wall alongside the bridge had collapsed.
Similarly, in third blast, three Rangers personnel were targeted while two other were injured at Safora Goth on Dec 9. This wave of blasts is still unstoppable as fourth blast of this kind occurred near university, claiming a life and injuring three persons.
Although there is no doubt that the LEAs are head-to-head to avert such happening in future, the action should be taken at earliest so as to save Karachi from another massacre, they maintained.