Threat averted: Two roadside bombs defused

The bombs were planted by road sides in Sheikh Nala and Adezai to reportedly target the local peace militia.


Our Correspondent March 06, 2013
The remote-controlled bomb was placed in a pressure cooker buried along the unpaved road. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR:


A sabotage bid was foiled on Tuesday as the bomb disposal squad (BDS) defused two powerful remote-controlled bombs concealed in pressure cookers within the Mattani police station limits.


The bombs were planted by road sides in Sheikh Nala and Adezai to reportedly target the local peace militia.

The first device was spotted at approximately 9am in Sheikh Nala. The remote-controlled bomb was placed in a pressure cooker buried along the unpaved road. Police was informed about the device which was successfully defused by the BDS.

Police officials said the bomb was powerful enough to inflict great damage even on their armoured cars, but the main target was Adezai Peace Militia leaders who use the road frequently. The second bomb was found buried under the ground in Adezai near the residence of late Abdul Malik, one of the founders of Adezai Peace Militia. His son, Fazal-e-Malik, is currently one of the leaders of the lashkar.

“The device weighed 12-kilogrammes and was also placed in a pressure cooker. It was not only remote-controlled, but also used a pressure system which means it would work like an anti-tank mine,” claimed a police official.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2013.

COMMENTS (1)

m umar | 8 years ago | Reply

Thank God. People should appreciate the ones who identified and defused the bomb. They are our heros .

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