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JNN 08 Aug 2013 KARACHI:Security officers while checking luggage and people passing through at the airport, they were shocked to see a person carrying a mobile phone which was though not a mobile device but a 22 bore Gun.
It had a capacity to fire maximum 4 bullets from the help of the keypad in the phone. This mobile plus gun device has put European Government in a great shock and confusion.
Mobile Phone Guns’ the Guns very similar to Cell Phones are now easily available in Peshawar in “Karkahnu Bazar” in Rs. 30,000 only , it can fire 4 bullets in row and the Keypad of the Cell Phone can be used as Trigger.
Pakistan’s Top spy agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) has written a letter to the Law enforcement Agencies and concerned departments about the ‘Mobile Phone Guns’ available in Peshawar according to a report published in local paper today.
Pakistan Premier Intel Agency has wrote that these Cell Phone Guns can be used against Top Politicians and top social workers. ISI has suggested the measures to the concerned departments regarding the ‘Control of selling of Phone Guns” in Peshwar.
ISI has Wrote that Security officers at Airports and FIA Officials should take special care while checking the cell phones devices. These Cell Phone Guns had been in use of many Intelligence agencies but it’s first time that these are easily available in open market.
“These guns are reportedly of European origin and look just like a normal cellular phone but can fire 4 rounds of 0.22 caliber in quick succession using just the keypad,” said an intelligence source citing details of the warning received through the ISI communiqué.
Among other threats, the spy agency sees a serious danger to the lives of senior government functionaries and political leaders. The guns, as the source said, could easily be used as a tool to target people from a very close range.
“Since the gun looks like a cell phone, there is a strong possibility that terrorists may use it in places where they cannot get through with a conventional weapon,” said the source.
The mobile phone guns are believed to have been manufactured in Yugoslavia or Croatia. The antennae of the gutted phones function as gun barrels and the numbers 5 through 8 on the keypad work as triggers. Security experts say the cell phone guns, as well as other improvised explosive devices, can be detected by screening equipment now in use at airports internationally.
“Considering the details of the guns and its improvisation, strict checks have been recommended to keep eye on arms being smuggled into Pakistan,” he said.