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.