PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber and his helper were killed when their suicide vest went off accidently in Jaba Sohail in the jurisdiction area of Yakatoot police station on Saturday night.
Around 11pm, a powerful blast was heard in Jaba Sohail, 30 minutes drive away from the Ring Road. Police rushed to the site for investigation. Initially, it was thought that the bomb was strapped to a motorcycle which exploded, but upon inspection, police discovered that the man who was killed was wearing a suicide jacket. His accomplice was also found dead near him.
The in-charge of Wazir Bagh police post, sub-inspector Sartaj Khan confirmed the news adding that the bomber was riding his motorbike when his vest exploded.
Investigation by police on Sunday revealed that the bomber and his aide were residents of the locality, they were identified as Muhammad Sadiq Rahim of Dir Colony and Amjid Iqbal of Madina Colony.
SHO Yakatot police station, Yasin Khan said that they had obtained pictures of the men from their houses “It’s a major breakthrough for us, soon we will arrest other members of the militant organization” he told The Express Tribune, while refusing to share any further details.
Bomb defused on GT road
Police foiled a terrorism attempt and defused a motorcycle bomb on GT Road by spraying water on it.
The explosive laden motorcycle was found by the roadside in a deserted area near Tarnab Farm police post. Residents informed police about the mysterious motorcycle parked and police, along with the BDS went to the site, cordoned off the area and defused the bomb successfully.
Head of the BDS, Shafqat Malik said that it was an eight kilogramme heavy device which was attached to the motorcycle with two detonators.
“It was a trap, we sprayed water on it to defuse it,” he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 3rd, 2012.
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