Islamabad police arrest three, recover 100kg of explosives

Police say they recovered several bags filled with explosives, wires, a complete system which can detonate explosives.

Afp January 21, 2014
Police recovered fuses, detonators, wires and other bomb-making material. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police have arrested three men and seized 100 kilogrammes of explosives in a raid in the capital, officers said on Tuesday, a day after deadly attacks on the military in Rawalpindi.

The swoop on Monday at a house in Tarnol, in the city's southwest, also recovered fuses, detonators, wires and other bomb-making material, police said.

"They had several bags filled with explosives. They had wires and a complete system which can detonate the explosive," a police official told AFP, requesting anonymity.

Rab Nawaz, the officer investigating the case, confirmed the arrests and recovery of the explosives and told AFP that a case has been registered against the three accused.

"They had rented a house and had everything they needed to detonate explosives," Nawaz said.

A suicide attack on Monday in a market next to the military's headquarters had killed 13 people including eight soldiers and three children.

On Sunday, a vehicle-borne suicide bomb in Bannu had killed 26 members of the Frontier Corps, the deadliest attack on Pakistan's military in several years.


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