Police officer detonates grenade in courtroom after judge asked him if he knew how it works


Grenades (illustration) 
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.