Police foiled a terrorist attack and recovered a 120-kilogramme remote-controlled bomb in a car in Karkhano market on Friday afternoon.
Addressing a press conference at police lines, Cantt SP Shabeeh Hussain told journalists that the police tightened security around the Karkhano checkpoint after receiving information that an explosive-laden Alto would enter Peshawar.
When the militants saw the security at the checkpoint, they abandoned the car, bearing the number plate RLF-1761, and fled. The police searched the car and found the explosives in its CNG cylinder with a detonator attached to it.
“The militants ran away as they knew they could not surpass the safety measures we had taken,” SP Cantt said. He added that the explosion could have caused much havoc in the city if militants had succeeded, risking lives of many innocent civilians.
According to SP Cantt, the detonator was attached to a mobile phone. The powerful device was later defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 8th, 2012.
Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
For more information, please see our Comments FAQ