Terror attack foiled: BDS defuses 40kg explosives in Peshawar

Published: March 12, 2012

SHO Chamkani Bashirdad told The Express Tribune police reached site on a tip-off and called the Bomb Disposal Squad. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

PESHAWAR: The Bomb Disposal Squad on Friday defused 40kg of explosives in an abandoned car parked at Ring Road, Peshawar.

Station House Officer Chamkani Bashirdad told The Express Tribune that police reached the site on a tip-off and called the Bomb Disposal Squad.

However, he could not determine what the target of the potential attack was.

The car, bearing registration number IDJ-2398, was laden with remote-controlled explosives. A mobile phone was also connected to the explosive device.

On Sunday, a suicide bomber struck a funeral on the outskirts of Peshawar, killing 15 mourners and injuring scores more.

The blast went off near the gate of the main Janazgah (funeral site) in the Badhber area where people had just offered funeral prayers, Superintendent Police (Rural) Kalam Khan said.

Sunday’s funeral bombing was the first since September 15, 2011, when a suicide attacker targeting a Lashkar killed 46 people at a funeral in Lower Dir district.

Reader Comments (4)

  • Mar 12, 2012 - 4:32PM

    Good work police

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  • Pinky
    Mar 12, 2012 - 7:12PM

    thank you, peshawar police…stay vigilant! :)

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  • fizza
    Mar 20, 2012 - 10:36AM

    EU will be providing Pakistan latest robot system to enure the use of IEDs and to monitor IEDs.

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  • areej
    Mar 20, 2012 - 10:38AM

    there should be proper check in markets from where they are getting explosive materials and making IEDs.

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