Police officer detonates grenade in courtroom after judge asked him if he knew how it worksBy Mason White 5:13 PM April 12, 2016
By: Wayne Morin
Three people suffered severe injuries after a foolish police officer decided to detonate a bomb inside a courtroom, police in Pakistan said.
The incident unfolded in the Anti-Terrorism Court located in Karachi.
Officer Abid Ali was asked by the judge if he knew how a grenade works, but instead of speaking about his experience in handling weapons and grenades, he decided to pull the pin, causing an explosion.
As a result of the explosion, Abid Ali, a court clerk and another police officer were seriously injured. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Police and military forces surrounded the area after the explosion for fear of a terrorist attack. The court was briefly suspended, but proceedings resumed later that day.
Ali will be charged with numerous offenses once he is released from the hospital, police said.