PESHAWAR: Police defused a 20 kilogram remote-controlled bomb in the Achini Bala area on the outskirts of Peshawar on Thursday, foiling a major terrorist attack in the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, DawnNews reported.
Police sources said the bomb was planted in the middle of the patch of Ring Road that comes in the Achini Bala area.
Upon receiving information, police called the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) to defuse the bomb.
The BDS through water charges defused the 20 kilogram remote controlled-bomb.
Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, lies on the edge of Pakistan's tribal areas which have been labelled by Washington as the main sanctuary for Al Qaeda and Taliban militants in the country.
The city has seen frequent attacks by militants in the past few years, with targets ranging from civilians to policemen and other law enforcement personnel.