Pak man with batteries, electrical circuit hidden in shoes arrested at Karachi airport

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Karachi, May 10 (ANI): A suspected bomber was arrested at the Jinnah International Airport here after batteries and electrical circuits were found concealed in his shoes after a thorough check-up following a scanner alarm.

The man identified as Faiz Mohammad, 30, was scheduled to board a Thai International Airlines flight, No TG-507 for Muscat, The Nation reports.

Confirming the arrest, an airport security force official said Mohammed, who holds a diploma in civil engineering, was apprehended while he was being scanned at the airport before boarding the flight. The scanner sounded an alarm following which a suspicious object was detected hidden in his shoes.

During physical frisking, a device, fixed to his shoes, was recovered, which included four live batteries and a circuit with a switch, the official said.

Initial investigations have revealed that Mohammed hails from Manshera region of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and was employed in a construction company in Muscat.

He had returned to Pakistan to get his visa renewed. (ANI)

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