SWABI: The police claimed on Wednesday to have foiled a sabotage bid by recovering 600 kilogrammes of explosives here.
DPO Javid Iqbal told Dawn that the explosives were seized from a truck in Maneri Payyan region in the jurisdiction of Swabi city police station. He added that the explosives were concealed in building blocks loaded onto the truck.
Mr Iqbal said seeing the police personnel, the driver and his helpers abandoned the truck and fled.
The DPO said apparently the explosives were meant for use in terrorist activities. However, he said, investigations were underway to get to the bottom of the matter.
In a separate development, police recovered 36,000 yards safety fuses from a car in Parmuli area, and arrested its driver named Nawaz Khan belonging to Mardan.
The police registered cases in both the incidents.
Published in Dawn, March 3rd, 2016