Bombspotting: 13 bombs defused near Bannu girl's school

Concerned resident informed police of militants planting bombs in the area.


Our Correspondent February 21, 2013
PHOTO: FILE

BANNU: Thirteen bombs were found and defused by the bomb disposal squad in the Bangashkhel area on the outskirts of Bannu on Thursday.

An official of the Mandan police, Imran Khan, while talking to The Express Tribune said that around 7am they were informed by a resident of the area that some suspected militants were planting a bomb inside the girl’s primary school in Bangashkhel area.

Upon receiving the tip off, heavy contingents of police rushed to the site and surrounded the area, while students were warned not to come to school.

Imran said that around 9am the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) in-charge Wasal Khan along with his team rushed to the site and defused the bombs. He also searched the school building, however, no bomb was found in the building.

He added that a police constable, who was guarding the backside of the school near the graveyard, spotted two sacks near a grave - and after inspection - found 13 bombs in the sacks.

Imran quoted Wasal that two bombs weighed 10kg each and the other two bombs weighed eight kgs each, while the remaining nine were one kg each.

The number of incidents of bomb spotting by residents within the jurisdiction of Mandan police station have risen since the past one week, along with a surge in militancy related incidents.

On Tuesday BDS defused a 12kg bomb planted along the roadside, while a 20kg bomb planted in Barat area was spotted by residents and then defused on Monday.

COMMENTS (7)

US CENTCOM | 8 years ago | Reply

The citizens and police collaborations are preventing the terrorists from carrying their terrorist agenda forward. This is a great example of disrupting the bomb threat against a girl’s school in Bannu. If the bombs would have gone undetected, they would have caused major catastrophe. We commend the brave people of Bannu and the area police for being vigilant and making sure that the enemy’s attacks are interrupted without loss of lives. Congratulations!

Abdul Quddus DET-United States Central Command www.centcom.mil/ur

Mohammed Abbasi | 8 years ago | Reply

Thank Allah for peoples vigiliance, May Allah save us from these Mullahs!

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