PESHAWAR: A bomb was defused outside Express News Peshawar bureau chief Jamshed Baghwan’s house in Murshadabad area of Peshawar, late on Wednesday night, Express News reported.
According to Express News correspondent Jahangir Shehzad, Baghwan had traveled out of the city and when returned home around 11 pm he found a suspicious bag placed outside his house.
Baghwan called police and bomb disposal squad (BDS).
Police said that the device weighed around two kilogram and it had been placed just outside the main gate of the house in a ghee tin.
“The device was left by two men who were riding a bike and I called police just as a precautionary measure,” said Jamshed Baghwan while talking to the Express Tribune.
Police said that the BDS defused the device with the help of a water charge.
“It was a medium intensity device which could cause serious damage to the building but luckily it was spotted in time and defused,” said police.
On January 17, 2014, three Express Media Group employees were shot dead in Karachi. The attack had followed two attacks on the Express News offices in Karachi on December 2 and August 16, 2013 when armed assailants fired and lobbed improvised explosive devices at the building.
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