The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Sindh police, on Monday, declared the car explosion in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) an ‘A-Class’ case and admitted its failure in arresting the men responsible. In its report submitted before an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC), the CTD officials said that the terrorists were planning a terrorist attack in the city by planting a bomb device in the vehicle and had now gone into hiding. The CTD report said that the police had tried its best to arrest the culprits, further adding that the case will be re-opened as and when an accused will be arrested. According to CTD officials, a car parked at an empty plot near Khadda Market, Defence Phase-V, exploded in the early hours of December 3, last year. The department registered a case against unknown persons with the state as complainant under sections of the anti-terrorism and the explosive acts. An improvised explosive device was used in the blase where the bomb was connected to six LPG cylinders kept in the car. Two explosive bags, weighing two and six kilogrammes respectively, were also found from the location, the report added. The car, which had caught fire in the explosion, was stolen from Jamshed Road area a few days ago. Published in Daily Times, February 19th 2019.