An improvised explosive device weighing four kilogrammes was successfully defused by the bomb disposal unit (BDU) near the main gate of Government Primary School, Babu Tang, Hangu on Friday.
Hangu BDU in charge Jafar Khan told journalists they received a call by a schoolteacher informing them about a suspicious device placed outside the building’s gate.
BDU personnel then rushed to the site and found the explosive device hidden under stones. The area was subsequently cordoned off and the device decommissioned, after which the school was declared clear.
Khan added the device contained four kilogrammes of explosives, adding the bomb would have caused loss of many lives had it exploded. However, teachers at the school had sent students home from an alternate exit before the BDU reached the site.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 14th, 2015.