Islamabad : Pakistani police defused a car bomb outside a shopping centre in Karachi hours before the scheduled launch of the latest Harry Potter book there, officials said Saturday.
"We got to know about the bomb on Friday night when an anonymous caller warned us that it was planted in a car parked outside the Park Tower, "Senior Superintendent Police Azad Khan told DPA.
"The bomb contained 10 kgs of RDX, connected to a remote controlled detonator," he said.
The launching ceremony of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" due early Saturday in the Park Towers was postponed.
"We are not sure so far whether the target of the intended bombing was the book launch, but the connection cannot be ruled out," Khan said.
The police was looking for the caller.