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Anti-aircraft gun bullets found near Imran Khan’s house

PTI
Published Apr 7, 2019, 2:35 am IST
Updated Apr 7, 2019, 2:35 am IST
Security has been stepped-up in the area.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Islamabad: Police in Pakistan have seized 18 live bullets of an anti-aircraft gun from a plot near Prime Minister Imran Khan’s private residence.

Khan’s residence Bani-gala is in Islamabad suburbs where he lived before shifting to the official residence. The bullets seized from the plot is located about half-a-km away from his private residence where he often visits.

 

A senior officer of a foreign mission noticed the ammunition and info-rmed the police, Dawn news reported. A patrolling team cordoned off the area.

Teams from different police wings, including Counter-Terrorism Force, Crime Investigation Age-ncy and Bomb Disposal Squad seized 18 bullets of the anti-craft gun.

The bullets, seemed to be old, were 30mm in length and de-coloured, a police officer said.

Security has been stepped-up in the area.

Police suspect that someone had brought the ammunition to the plot during the last a couple of days and tried to hide them in garbage. The ammunition were shifted to a safe place and would be sent to a lab for forensic analysis, said the officer. So far, nobody claimed responsibility for placing the ammunition near Khan’s residence.

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