posted on Mar, 15 2004 @ 01:21 AM
A van packed full of chemical explosives with a timer was discovered outside the American Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.
Two men exited the vehicle and told guards it had broken down. They fled the scene in another car. When the guards examined they car, they
discovered a 750 liter drum and immediately called for the bomb disposal squad.
The van was towed away and disarmed without any injuries or damage. Analysis of the chemicals and the van is ongoing.
Secretary of State Colin Powell is scheduled to visit Pakistan on Wednesday local time, though he is not scheduled to be in Karachi at any point.