HANGU: A high-intensity bomb meant to target a security forces convoy was defused by the bomb disposal squad (BDS) on Thal-Hangu Road on Sunday. Hangu BDS Incharge Asadullah said he was informed in the afternoon by the police control that there was a bomb planted in Kotkai area by unidentified militants. Asadullah said according to the Hangu police, a pedestrian spotted the bomb near a bridge in the area after which police reached and blocked the road. The incharge said the 12 kilogramme explosives were planted under the bridge in a canister. “Their target were the Thal Scouts and security forces convoy that take the route on Sundays,” said the official adding they have defused many bombs on that road.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 24th, 2013.
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