Bomb defused in Peshawar suburbs

PESHAWAR, Oct 2: Police foiled a sabotage bid by defusing a five-kilogram bomb at Shaikhan area on the outskirts of Peshawar on Tuesday.

According to AIG Shafqat Malik, the head of Bomb Disposal Unit, the bomb was planted near the body of a youth to trap police. He said that it was planted to kill the policemen if they tried to shift the body but terrorists failed to do so as the bomb was defused very carefully.

Mr Malik said that the bomb was planted near a flour mill in Shaikhan area. Another official said that about five bombs had been defused in the same area during the past about two weeks. An official of the Bomb Disposal Unit was killed on Sept 28 when he was defusing a bomb in the area.

He said that in the past terrorists had used bodies for trapping police and detonated the bombs whenever policemen arrived on the spot. He said the body was yet to be identified.

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