A bomb disposal squad official wearing special gear defuses the explosive vest of a suicide bomber in Peshawar on Tuesday. – Photo By Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar police has foiled a massive terrorist act on Tuesday when it arrested a thirteen year old boy along with his operator and the bomb-disposal squad successfully defuse an explosive vest strapped around the teenager, reportedly trying to explode it at a fuel station, DawnNews reported.

According to initial reports, the young boy of around 13 years of age, tried to detonate a suicide vest strapped around him at a fuel station in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital.

Our correspondent Zahir Shah Sherazi added the suicide bomber is recognised as Bilal who belongs to Bar Qambarkhel area of Bara while his operator Jehangir, in his 20s,  is stated to be a resident of Momin Town on Dalazak Road, Peshawar.

The bomb-disposal squad successfully removed the vest and the police took the boy and the operator to an unknown location for further investigation.

The boy said that he was forced to carry out the attack.

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

Updated Nov 20, 2012 03:08pm

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Nov 21, 2012 06:21am
Mehdi Maloof
Nov 21, 2012 05:52am
Great Job by the Peshawar Police.
Naveed Alam Khattak
Nov 21, 2012 05:36am
Thanks God! The origin of these suicide bombers should be traced and the preperators should not be arrested but they should be killed at sight. Otherwise our courts will leave them for their next mission. They are not human. I don't know how they use such innocent kids?
Nov 21, 2012 05:21am
where are this kid's parents? do they realize that it is also their responsibility to raise their child as well other than happily bringing him to this world? secondly, i'm rather impressed by the police that they actually caught these two would be killers. police must now capture their leaders/handlers. once all the useful information is squeezed out of these two characters promptly hang them publicly and make sure their parents are given the front row seats so they can contemplate what garbage they raised and what they contributed to the society..
Nov 21, 2012 04:49am
Well Done Peshawar Police. Cheers
Abdul Basit
Nov 21, 2012 10:49am
Courageous step by Peshawar police. Hat off to all personnel who successfully disarm this guy and saved the city from one more suicide attack.
Bakhtawer Bilal
Nov 21, 2012 02:55am
I am so glad for the job done by the Peshawer police. It is a brave act. They risk their own lives to save others. We salute you. Thank You.
Syed Mohsin Rizvi
Nov 21, 2012 12:33am
its totaly getting unpredictable that a 13years old kid can be asked for those stuffs... unbelievable just a brain washing i ll say!!! WHERE is our CIVILIZED NATION?
Ayub Feroz
Nov 20, 2012 11:34pm
there is no way you can match conditions of Palestinian kids with that of in Pakistan. It would be very healthy exercise if you can refer where you read about this Palestinian kid from.
Nov 20, 2012 10:25pm
It truly is joyful as a Pakistani to get a great story like this that stands out against the constant barrage that we have become accustomed to. On another note, it might be a wise decision to divert some funds towards bomb disposal- we really aren't anywhere the technological level required for the threat we face.
Mohsin Haider, Texas . USA
Nov 20, 2012 09:54pm
Thank you Peshawar police for saving so many life's. I am proud of you and I am sure the whole country is proud of you too. Keep up the good work.
M Saqib
Nov 21, 2012 02:18pm
Hey once they have caught him they should not have shown him on media because they sources behind him come to know about their person that he has been caught and now they will run away from their actual places from where they are running this suicide business, instead the police should have done a fake bomb blast and should have told media that this was suicide attack by a 13 years old child and meanwhile they should have traced the element behind this activity through that child and his operator, Although they have done good and that is hight appreciated. Bravo Zulu to peshawar police and BD
Nov 20, 2012 07:53pm
we should monitor the religious schools and their funding coming from abroad. if we monitor madaras,
Nov 20, 2012 07:53pm
which religion on earth allows sending kids for suicide and murder ??? for God sake stop this else this country would be in huge trouble from inside.
Nov 20, 2012 05:47pm
Great job police but this is where incompetence of government kicks in. Why can't they trace the people and destroy cells where these boys are trained? What else can be a bigger lead than having a suicide bomber in custody?
Amir Bangash
Nov 20, 2012 05:36pm
Excellent performance of KPK Police. The cops who apprehended the bombers deserve cash awards and higher promotions. Shame on those who are using underage immature children for acts of terrorism while they themselves just watch the blood shed and killings of innocent people.
Rayhan Khan
Nov 20, 2012 04:09pm
Thank you for saving the kid and many more.
Asif Kahsmiri
Nov 20, 2012 03:31pm
Can the ARMY please kill all of these terrorists. The politicians cannot do that I am afraid.
Cyrus Howell
Nov 20, 2012 04:56pm
One Palestinian in an Israeli prison said it was easier to recruits kids as suicide bombers because they were easier to convince how great paradise was going to be. We were all children once. Children do not make good decisions. If you are on a rocket to Paradise your life and the lives of others mean nothing. Catch the Heavenly Comet. It is better than this world. Especially if you are not eating three meals a day. It is reassuring that the man who sent him is afraid to die. Women and children are second class citizens to those on a mission from 'God.'