Hangu unrest: Two bombs defused, five suspects rounded up

The district police officer (DPO) told media that police had received a tip-off about the planting of time bombs


Our Correspondent February 26, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

HANGU: Hours after defusing two time bombs planted in Hangu’s main bus station, law enforcing agencies arrested five suspects for planting the explosives.

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The district police officer (DPO) told media representatives that police had received a tip-off about the planting of time bombs near the bus station’s main gate in the Tal area of the district.

Following the tip-off, security forces and police personnel cordoned off the area while the bomb disposal squad defused the explosives.

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After defusing the bomb, a search and combing operation was launched by the security agencies. Five suspects were rounded up as a result. The suspects have been shifted to an undisclosed location.

Meanwhile, police and security agencies have apprehended 205 suspects in a search and strike operation carried out in four districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 26th, 2017.

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