In Pakistan, a master bomb technician fights a new kind of war

By Tim Craig, July 19, 2014

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — In a country awash in bombs, Shafqat Malik races against time.

He has discovered some of the world’s biggest bombs — 8,000-pound bundles of explosives hidden in trucks — and some of the tiniest, slipped into Coke cans. He has defused bombs secreted in computers and television sets and disabled a suicide vest before its wearer could blow himself up.

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