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Karachi: Explosive material was used in Maskan Chowrangi blast, report

The report which has been compiled by HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi University find TNT material used in the blast.

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An investigation report issued on Monday has revealed that an explosive material was used in Maskan Chowrangi blast that occurred on October 21, 2020.

The report which has been compiled by HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi University find TNT material used in the blast.

As being reported, the police had sent six samples provided by Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) to the laboratory for investigation.

As per the laboratory report, Trinitrotoluene (TNT) explosive material was found in the samples collected from the location of blast.

The blast occurred at a ground-plus-four-story Noor Apartments, having banks and commercial shops on the ground and mezzanine floor, killing nine people and left over 20 injured.

Earlier, the authorities has linked the blast with a gas leakage. However, Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) issued a statement on October 25, stating that the reason for the blast in the apartment building in Gulshan-e-Iqbal was wrongfully attributed to the leakage of natural gas.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.