KARACHI (Dunya News) – News of a suspicious bag caused stampede at Haroon shopping centre in Buffer Zone area of Karachi on Saturday. Police and Bomb Disposal Squad reached the market and cleared the bag.
According to the details, the incident took place in Taimuria’s Buffer Zone market when a man saw a suspicious bag and considered it as an attempt of terrorism; he started shouting hysterically which created huge disturbance and terror. People started to run and many women and children fell on floor during the stampede.
However, police reached the shopping centre and took the suspicious bag in its custody. Bomb Disposal Squad was then called which opened the bag. But behold! The bag contained nothing but clothes.
Police declared the market safe confirming that suspicious bag did not contain any bomb.
There was also a rumor of a ball bomb attack on police party clearing the bag but when SHO Humayun was contacted to confirm the fact afterwards, he denied the occurance of any such attack.