Police foil terrorist attack, detain explosive-laden vehicle

Vehicle had 140 dynamites and 90 detonators, arrest suspect Nasarullah for further interrogation.

Express September 14, 2011

PESHAWAR: Peshawar police claimed to have foiled a major terrorist attack after they arrested a suspected terrorist along with an explosives-laden vehicle on Wednesday.

The vehicle was stopped for checking in an adjoining area of Peshawar, where in during the checking,  140 dynamites, 90 detonators and 500 foot prima-cord were recovered from the vehicle.

Police have shifted the arrested suspect, Nasarullah, to an undisclosed location for further interrogation.

Khyber Pakthunkhwa has witnessed a wave of attacks by militants including the Taliban. Earlier in the day unknown miscreants attacking a police station in the Matni area of Peshawar. A shootout occurred between police and the armed men, Express 24/7 reported.

There were no reports of casualties in the exchange of fire.

Earlier Taliban insurgents ambushed a school bus on Tuesday, killing four pupils and the driver in a hail of bullets and rocket fire in Peshawar’s suburban Mattani area. Another 18 people, including four children, two of them seven-year-old girls, were also wounded in the attack.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying their purpose “was to punish the Kakakhel tribe who formed a lashkar against us”.


Bangash | 10 years ago | Reply

Good job by Police.

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